To the Editor,
“The lawsuit involving Roundup states that Monsanto failed to warn users of the increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other forms of cancer. Plaintiff attorneys claim Monsanto has known for more than 30 years there is a link between the use of Roundup and cancer. However, the company intentionally made the decision not to warn the public, and even marketed the product to be as safe as table salt and practically non-toxic to humans, pets, birds, and fish.”
**The EPA has known for more than 30 years of the danger of biosolids spread on top of the ground and exposure to plant, animals and the US population, which may cause chronic diseases (cancer).
**Independent studies show that the EPA created fake data and attacked legitimate studies and EPA whistleblowers who exposed the dangers of biosolids and created a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that its CFR 40-503 (the land application of sewage sludge) was safe.
**The EPA intentionally made the decision not to warn the public and even marketed the product (biosolids) to be safe and practically non-toxic to humans, pets, birds, and fish.
**EPA’s Web site on biosolids creates, even today, a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that municipal biosolids are safe even though they are overloaded with industrial, medical, storm and household chemicals and pathogens.
**Look at these two U.S. Federal red flags below and then go look at the EPA biosolids website (https://www.epa.gov/biosolids )and tell us the lawsuit on Monsanto does not apply to the EPA on Biosolids:
**1. EPA’s 40 CFR 261.30(d) and 261.33 (4), every US industry connected to a sewer can discharge any amount of hazardous and acute hazardous waste into sewage treatment plants. There are over 80,000 chemicals in commerce and growing even today.
**2. EPA’s Office of Inspector General’s Report No. 14-P-0363 (https://www.google.com/search?q=14-P-0363&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 ) “More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemicals.”
** Look it up for yourself.
Where have lawyers been on this one?
Safe, to me, still means FREE FROM RISK. What does safe mean to you and your family?
Craig Monk of Texas