Why desperate ranchers say their land has been turned into ‘the new CHERNOBYL’ after it left cattle, horses and fish all dying horrific deaths

A group of Texas ranchers claim their animals are being killed by toxic manure spreading from a nearby farm, in a move similar to the Chernobyl disaster.

The Johnson County farmers are suing Synagro, a fertilizer company that uses processed human waste in its products, for pollution on their land.

According to Synagro, the fertilizer meets government standards, but farmers say their livestock, fish and horses are dying and becoming ill from the toxic product.

Rancher Tony Coleman is one of the farmers behind the lawsuit, which claims fertilizer runoff has left farmland unusable. “We’re nervous and we’re scared,” he said WFAA.

Coleman said his neighbor used the Synagro product to fertilize his land, and what followed was a disaster.

Johnson County farmers (pictured) are suing Synagro, a fertilizer company that uses treated human waste in its products, for polluting their land

He lost ten cows, two houses and five entire fishponds after his land was reportedly contaminated.

“Your entire livelihood is being taken away from you,” Coleman said.

Coleman contacted Johnson County Constable Detective Dana Ames, who traveled to the ranch to investigate the problem.

Ames said she later learned that what she found in the area were piles of fertilizer made from biosolids — which come from human waste and are full of PFAS, known by scientists as “forever chemicals.”

“They are man-made chemicals,” Ames said. ‘It’s in the sewage sludge. It’s in the biosolids.”

Ames worked with scientists and experts to figure out how the toxic man-made chemicals ended up on a farm in rural Texas.

Ultimately, they discovered that the chemicals came from Synagro, which uses “sewage sludge” to make its products.

Ames presented her findings to the Johnson County Commissioners Court. “The contamination that has occurred on our victims’ properties is pervasive,” she told commissioners in her presentation.

Working with the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility group, also known as PEER, Ames investigated where the wastewater came from and traced it back to a wastewater facility in Fort Worth.

One of the farmers behind the lawsuit claims he has lost ten cows, two houses and five entire fish ponds.  In the photo: a dead calf

One of the farmers behind the lawsuit claims he has lost ten cows, two houses and five entire fish ponds. In the photo: a dead calf

The waste becomes intoxicated because all humans consume PFAS, a complex group of synthetic chemicals found in everything from frying pans to makeup, candy wrappers and even pizza boxes.

The PFAS chemicals all end up in human waste and are sent to the wastewater treatment plant, where the sewage sludge is then used to make the cheap fertilizer sold across the country.

Since the allegedly toxic fertilizer was used in Johnson County, farmers have been considering abandoning farms and euthanizing animals

When the farms were tested, extremely high levels of PFAS were found both in the animals and in the well water. Everything was infected.

“My first thought was, this is Chernobyl, a nuclear meltdown,” Commissioner Kenny Howell said in court after the findings were presented.

The Chernobyl disaster began on April 26, 1986 at the nuclear power plant in what was then the Soviet Union-ruled Ukraine.

Reactor No. 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and destroyed the building, also releasing large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.

Within a few weeks, 30 people had died and more than 100 others suffered radiation injuries.

Millions of hectares of forest and farmland became polluted, livestock were born deformed and people suffered long-term negative health consequences.

Texas farmers fear their community could suffer similarly.

“This stuff should be banned across America, what are our kids going to do? You’re ruining their land, you’re ruining their water source. What are they going to do? You have to stop,” Coleman said.

DailyMail.com has contacted Synagro for comment.