A University of Georgia (UGA) microbiologist and whistleblower at the Environmental Protection Agency is suing the university Board of Regents, the university research foundation, and five faculty members for accepting federal grant money to publish fraudulent research, according to court documents. David Lewis, an adjunct professor in the university department of ecology, conducted EPA-funded research in the 1990s on the harmful effects of sewage sludge, and in 1996 wrote a commentary in Nature deriding the agency for the lack of science supporting its regulations. He claims those allegations cost him his job with the EPA, as we linkurl:reported;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15197/ in 2005. Beginning in 1998 Lewis began researching human illness and death associated with the use of EPA-regulated sewage sludge. Meanwhile, another team of UGA-EPA researchers -- in a study called the "Risse project" -- also began studying Augusta sewage in 1998, and later reported that the sludge was well within environmental...
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