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Last week local residents and members of several bands began to blockade trucks importing sewage sludge to our area. We would like to give these individuals a big pat on the back! Thus far we have heard they have turned away at least five trucks loaded with the noxious substance. We are a bit upset to hear that they have found alternate places to dump their undesirable loads. We have been told loads are possibly going to Clinton and to Murray lake area. Not sure how true this is, but locals are saying so. Which means that this practice could soon be coming to an area near you. And if you think it won’t happen in your back yard think again. The stuff being imported into Lower Nicola was being stock piled right across a subdivision. The Nicola river wanders right by the spot, and you can see the piles from the road. The smell also can’t be missed!
If you think this stuff is begin then ask yourself why they are not keeping it in their own communities. It comes to our area from the Okanagan and the Chilliwack area, both with ample agricultural land to spread the stuff upon.
The truth is that sewage sludge is not benign. Anything that can be flushed down a toilet or sink drain will be in it. With each layer the load of contaminants concentrates more.
Lead and cadmium are found in sludge. The organic colloids in sludge facilitates the leaching of metals into surrounding substrate and eventually groundwater.
Bio-solids of inhalable size can contain coliforms as well as an array of organic chemicals, some toxic which become more toxic as they combine with others.
Bacterial regrowth can occur, as can antibiotic resistant bacteria. Sewage treatment plants are an important point source of antibiotic and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment. So we ask, why transport it and spread it around?
Although sewage sludge can be described as fertilizer, it also contains harmful chemicals, pathogens, and toxic substances produced by human activity. Thee include pharmaceuticals, cleaning agents, scents, hospital waste, industrial waste, anything than can be flushed or put down the drain goes to the same sewage plant and end up in the sludge. Just think about it, think about what you flush or drain away, then multiply it by the homes near you, the industries, the medical facilities. Even the pills you ingest end up in the sludge, not to mention the ones people flush down the toilet. Nail polish remover, hair coloring, bleach, perfumes from shampoos and soaps, insecticides, depilatories, paint stripe, drain cleaners….the list is endless.
So when you see our blockades remember, these individuals are acting for all of us, protecting our health and land and neighborhoods. What they hope for is government action so that big business can’t indiscriminately dump on us, and at present is is totally legal, they can and will. It is up to us to stop them and force them to find better alternatives than exporting sewage sludge to residential neighborhoods! The sludge should remain at point of production and dealt with on the spot, rather than be dumped on unsuspecting communities.