posted on Feb, 2 2015 @ 05:54 PM
I didn't watch the video all the way through, mostly because I used to be a Class 3 Wastewater Operator and a Wastewater Lab Analyst, so it's all
too familiar to me. IMO the biggest shock people get is the use of treated sludge in composting. It is required by EPA regulations to be of a certain
class of purity, but the idea of getting compost made from human waste to put in your garden can be disturbing.
On the disinformation side, the treatment facilities in NYC are often not up to dealing with the size of the population, especially in the case of
water infiltration into the collection system, in which case it may overflow into city storm drains rather than boil up in the streets. It's been
said that it's cheaper for the city to pay EPA fines for dumping raw sewage than to pay to upgrade the facilities. And trying to upgrade the
collection system with that many people living on top of it is not really an option. Locals, including people on the NJ side of the river, know well
what's actually in that river.