My wife and I thought about moving to Bakersfield.
There is something that everyone should be aware of, so that the Madera and Fresno County supervisors can’t do this here.
Los Angeles and Orange counties own land 17 miles southwest of Bakersfield. They dump about 15 tons of human sewage sludge there each week. When we found this out about this, it was an equivalent of 65,000 tons. As of today, they have dumped over 100,000 tons.
The Environmental Protection Agency forced Kern County to accept the sludge in a court decision. They are using it to fertilize feed crops for farm animals.
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I want don’t to live in L.A.’s toilet. I’m beginning to wonder whether the chickens, beef and dairy cattle in our area are eating this feed.
The sludge farm is called Green Acres. The sludge has prescription drugs and many other contaminants in it. As far as I’m concerned, eating animals fed this contaminated feed, could cause health problems here worse than asthma.
We drove through Bakersfield, two months ago, on our way to L.A. About 15 miles south of Bakersfield, we smelled something very bad, that we’ve never smelled before. Yeah, EPA!
Jerry W. Embry