Wednesday, August 15, 2012
LV Sierra Club is Taking No Shit!
So when I read about farmers who spread human fecal matter all over their field, I want to hurl. Safe or not, environmentally friendly or not, it's just gross.
And it may less environmentally safe than the shit sellers claim. The Lehigh Valley Sierra Club, for that reason, is opposed to a sewage sludge treatment facility, near the Delaware River in Upper Mount Bethel Township. Supervisors are expected to vote on the issue on Monday, August 20, 7 PM, in a meeting at the Upper Mount Bethel Firehouse. The Sierra Club would like an environmental impact study first.
McGill Environmental Systems has proposed a 100,000 sq ft facility, located just 1200 feet from the Delaware River. So an impact study sounds reasonable. Although the company is promising an odor free and safe facility, it will be processing type 2 sewage sludge.
Apparently, like good wines, sludge is rated by age. Type 2 sludge is shit that's just three months old. It tends to have a high concentration of heavy metals. If it's my sludge, it's radioactive.
"The Sierra Club opposes the land application of municipal sewage sludges as a fertilizer and/or soil amendment because the current policies and regulations governing this practice are not adequately protective of human health and the environment."
In other words, they're taking no shit.
McGill, incidentally, had a facility in Harmony, New Jersey. But it was closed by the state under less than harmonious circumstances, after the shit began leaking into nearby wells.
At first, New Jersey-ites thought they were drinking coffee! But it obviously damaged their brains, because they all started moving here.
If you want to say no to shit, you can contact the Sierra Club's shit contact, Don Miles, at (610) 730-2514. He's also a lawyer, so he's used to shit.