To The Daily Sun,
Nitrogen isn't the only free thing that you get from spreading biosolids. Here is a partial list of free extra gifts you can receive from spreading biosolids: Triclosan (which changes to Dioxin in sunlight), arsenic, lead, molybdenum, mercury, radioactive material (from hospital waste), pharmaceuticals, thousands of chemicals, parasites, microbes that cause diseases such as hepatitis A, PHA's, chloroanaline, steroids, heavy metals, prions (a word worth looking up), pathogens,viruses, bacteria and a variety of other synthetic chemicals. All of this could be coming to a field near you.
Sewage treatment plants do not remove most hazardous chemicals from sludge that is spread on fields. Actually, scientists are finding out the treatment done before spreading often creates new pollutants and superbugs. Most are toxic and persistent.
Remember that no notification is needed and no setbacks required to spread Class A. Ask the people that live near the fields by Loon Pond. Class B requires a permit and setbacks and I think signs that tell you not to walk on the fields for so many days. Tell that to the wildlife that can' t read. After the signs are taken down just like magic the fields are totally safe, right?
So ask yourself, is it worth taking a risk on making Gilmanton a toxic waste site? Think of your land values going down. Vote "Yes" on Article 3 to ban biosolids.
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