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  1. Gudrun Scott RN permalink
    November 3, 2012

    if the toilet does not function, bowel movements can be stored in those ubiquidous plastic bags drapped over a wastebasket which every household has a bundle of. It can be tied and double bagged as needed and stored in a larger garbage bag for evntual pick-up. This prevents some odors and containment of sanitary pollution. This should be talked about openly and should have been discussed at this blog of the EPA. I personally did double bagging and burning of the garbage rurally a couple of years ago when burn barrels were permitted but now no longer and one would have to dispose of the larger garbage bag at the local alpiss of ueas a way to copy with a sanitary issue. I landfill or transfer station. At any rate it needs to be discussed and are there any other better ideas and what about disposal of urine? Any ideas out there other than just diluting the urine with rain water? I have also worked as a forest lookout one summer and we used an outdoor toilet with some lye sprinkled on the excrement – maybe a large plastic bucket can be designated as a toilet- one for each floor?

  2. Vincent Pawlowski permalink
    April 22, 2013

    This is the best this blog can do for Earth Day?
    Happy 29th year anniversary, EPA!
    All I have to comment on is a half year old comment about bagging poop?

  3. Bradley S. Hayes permalink
    June 6, 2013

    I am sorry to say but Blacks are usually victims of Environmental problems in inner cities, Black leaf in Louisville KY is perfect example, Ashland KY shows that there is no racism in these toxic chemicals, there they poison Blacks and Whites together. We walk together in this nation, but the middle class are beat down, how could we ever be on equal footing with these companies, they sure do give a lot more money to Senators, Congress, while the middle class need to concentrate on putting food on there families table. Healthcare.

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