Having spoken with several local newspaper editors, no one was willing to step out of their comfort zone, CLEARLY investigate the problem of localized pine bark & lime dumping on our agriculture and forest lands. Apparently no valid tests were publicly available nor were my attempts to obtain testing analytics via Wittmer Agricycle Inc. of Callahan, FL or their representative embedded at GP Brunswick Cellulose or the truck driver contracted as consumer, Joey Denison of Offerman, GA ever successful. I was refused any information from these entities during my inquiries which led to an investigation over the last six months into the elemental composition of the materials being passed off to recipients under the Wittmer-Agricycle infamous self-published License #L013. Farmers whom have trusted State of GA authorities at GA Consumer Ag Inputs, University of GA Cooperative Extension Offices i.e. their county farm agents to protect GA agricultural interests to make certain Soil Amendment materials are well tested and safe to apply may be as shocked as I have been to learn about the abysmal testing of these materials, or lack thereof.
- Note Lab Samples 92417509006, 92417509007
Particularly note the levels of
Boron 8.9 mg/kg 6.9 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:29 7440-42-8
Cadmium 1.6 mg/kg 0.14 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:29 7440-43-9
Chromium 44.8 mg/kg 0.69 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:29 7440-47-3
Lead 2.5 mg/kg 0.69 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:29 7439-92-1
Boron 16.8 mg/kg 6.4 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:04 7440-42-8
Cadmium 1.4 mg/kg 0.13 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:04 7440-43-9
Chromium 40.6 mg/kg 6.4 10 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:33 7440-47-3
Lead 3.3 mg/kg 0.64 1 02/20/19 10:23 02/21/19 00:04 7439-92-1
7471 Mercury Analytical Method: EPA 7471B Preparation Method: EPA 7471B
Mercury 0.036 mg/kg 0.010 1 02/21/19 14:51 02/22/19 15:44 7439-97-6 Q
This material belongs in a landfill.
You can now review complaint 89400 on our Public View Complaint Tracking System (CTS) athttps://cts.gaepd.org/public . Let me know if you need additional assistance. Sincerely, Bill
Georgia EPD, Coastal District
400 Commerce Center Dr.
Brunswick, GA 31523-8251
What’s in the ash and how might it affect you? Toxins you might be familiar with surfaced: boron, chromium, cadmium, lead, mercury and zinc. What effect do they have on humans? Do your research. The link is above.
What do we really know about the mindset of earth’s 6th richest men on earth with a combined net-worth of $110 billion?
If it’s so good for us and the lands, why haven’t the Koch Bros made a tea for themselves? An ounce of prevention is worth a thousand pounds of cure. As David Koch has called himself a “crusader” against cancer, isn’t it time Mr. Koch allow us all the opportunity to reduce our chances of getting cancer from the sludge ash being manufactured at Georgia Pacific and dumped on agriculture lands in North Florida and South East Georgia? The dumping isn’t sustainable and never has been. This is nothing new, just more of the same. Greed dictating what to do with the bi-products of industrialized raw resources. The answer is not to dump carcinogens on agriculture lands, producers of food and crops which contain these harmful elements are devastating to people with compromised immune systems, the very young and the elderly.
WE BESEECH THE KOCH BROTHERS WHO UNDOUBTEDLY HAD NO IDEA OF THE CARCINOGENS IN THEIR BYPRODUCT CHANGE COURSE OF ACTION AND MANDATE THESE MATERIALS GO TO A LANDFILL.