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Human Feces a Hot Item for Niagara County Planning and Development?

By Ron Catchpole

September 16, 2014

This truck is carrying equate to dump in Niagara County.

Who can forget Charleton Heston, in the classic 1973 film “Soylent Green,” screaming as he’s led off to his own death, “Soylent Green is people!” He’s referring to what, in the movie, is the most popular processed food in the world, the “soylent green” of the title.

Here in Niagara County we’ve got a different problem. It’s called Equate.

Equate is not people, it’s the excrement that people produce. And it’s being gobbled up, as it were, processed and redistributed here in Niagara County by a heavily taxpayer-subsidized Cleveland, Ohio - based company called Quasar.

Just like in the movie, where a faceless corporation turned dead human remains into food using a marketing ploy cooked up by some New York City public relations firm, Quasar is marketing actual human feces under the name Equate, which almost sounds like some sort of sugar substitute.

Lewiston has a law against the dumping of Equate in its bailiwick. But good information shows that the clay mining currently underway there may be providing a home for the overflowing excrement that cannot be dumped on farmer’s fields.

Equate loaded on the back of a Quasar truck.

What is dumped on a farmer’ field comes back to humans in ways of runoff from rain, the crops eaten and as wind carries it from the fields!

Then years from now when the farmer sells the land to homeowners and they grow their backyard garden, those chemicals the farmer used are still in the ground?

Lewiston has over 100 so-called ponds dug over the years on farmers fields, homeowners properties etc. all under the disguise of farm ponds, recreational ponds, wildlife ponds all dug actually to sell clay!

These ponds aren't your average fish ponds as most are as large as Bond Lake! What happens to these after they are dug? Who maintains them to be sanitary?

While Equate is technically illegal in Lewiston, it is not in Wheatfield, Porter, Ransomville, Cambria, Wilson and other areas of Niagara County. And trucks loaded with the foul substance pass across Lewiston roads each and every day, often in close proximity to school buses.

Wheatfield, a quasar plant. Notice the materials used in equate.

Everyday starting on Mondays those huge tractor trailer dump trucks roll into town hauling hazardous waste from 30 different states plus New York. Monday through Friday starting at 7 a. m. and going to 5 p. m., they are on the same roads we drive on and are never stopped to see if any of them are safe!

Town of Lancaster officials joined the growing ranks of municipalities opposed to the controversial use of equate on farms in Erie, Wyoming and Niagara counties, and are urging the state not to grant any permits for its use by Quasar Energy Corp.

“Numerous municipalities have banned it’s use because it’s found to have human waste in it, though the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it’s safe,” Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli said

Stay tuned!





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