Posted by Mogli on June 16, 2005 at 14:46:31:
In Reply to: Re: Why is there a Smell of Slurry in Castlebar town centre folks? posted by P McD on June 16, 2005 at 08:30:11:
I'm inclinded to sympathise with the ramblings of SH 1 T above who is obviously mad as hell with the smell.
Of course we could push to get them to stop chlorinating our tap water too on the basis that the pathogens never did us any harm and there's no need to sterlise it?
A week doesn't pass without boil notices from group schemes because cow dung gets into the water. And local GPS do see the patients that the pathogens did actually make sick.
Waterborne or Airborne - a bug is a bug. I seem to remember a post right here during the F&MD episode that said that farmers wanted a 500m cordon saintaire around slurry spreading areas so that their cattle would not breathe in the pathogens and get sick. But no mention is ever made of protection human health in spite of the obvious implication from this that slurry spreading transports viruses. There are no statistics either for incidences of tummy bugs downwind of slurry spreading but it was the farmers themselves that wanted the minimum 500 metre buffer zone to protect their animals from same! I think they are not telling us something.
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