FLORIDA sludge victims                     Back to  Home Page

FLORIDA  - Parents question 2 boys' cancer St. Lucie Nuclear Plant emissions have never posed a risk, FPL says.


EPA acknowledged problems with the Miami-Dade sludge in 1994 when it was place # 3 on the list of Horror
stories to debunk

May 2001 update - compiled by Helane Shields - prepared for WWW by ESRA at
http://www.sludgevictims.net/

2002 update
Florida     Dee Dot Ranch  
Desoto County, -- Residents Hollingsworth and Bowen demand action on sludge problem                                    
EPA covers up sludge contaminated property -- Responsibility falls on land owner at time of contamination
Fort Myers, Florida  Newscast - children sickened by sludge                       
Desoto County: Mari Hollingsworth,Alan Behrens with EPA Microbiologist David Lewis
Desoto County, -- Sun-herald.com --  Smell, illness blamed on sludge dumping
Arcadia (Desoto County), -- STATEMENT OF DIANE BALLARD -- SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS VICTIM
Arcadia (Desoto County), -- STATEMENT OF MOLLY BOWEN -- SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS VICTIM
Arcadia (Desoto County), -- STATEMENT OF TRACY HOPPEL -- SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS VICTIM
Desoto County, -- Neighbors want sludge outlawed
Desoto County, -- County may ban lesser treated sludge
Desoto County, -- County may ban lesser treated sludge
Desoto County, -- County Commissioners ban Class B sewage sludge
Desoto County, -- 11 year old rides dirt bike through sludge - ends up in hospital - other children sickened
- sludge burns eyes and noses. Ban overturned and residents demand action
Desoto County, -- Child rides dirt bike through sludge -- suffers fever, vomiting, rotovirus infection --
hospitalization required
Desoto County, -- Victims suffer headaches, sinus infections, burning ears and eyes, fever, severe
diarrhea, pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, cyst in ear canal
Laurel Hill,  --   The Jerkins Family -- Teresa Hansen -- sludge victims -- children infected with Blastocystitis
  Hominus - others suffer nausea and depression from callous official indifference.
Laurel Hill, -- Teresa Hansen -- sludge victims -- children infected with Blastocystitis Hominus - others
suffer nausea and depression from callous official indifference.
Manatee County, -- David Spicer -- Mares developed infections and couldn't get pregnant as well as other
health problems after sludge was spread on land near water ponds
Miami - Dade County, -- Bill Parker, Papaya Grower, wins 3.9 million lawsuit after sludge destroyed his crops.
"living organisms remain in sludge producing toxic gases which destroy plants root systems"
Lake Okeechobee, -- Contaminated with Nitrogen and Phosphorous from sewage sludge
Polk City, --   Maria Sizemore -- sludge victim -- nosebleeds, tumors, rashes and other health problems
Port Charlotte, --  Mari Hollingsworth --sludge victim -- children suffer sickness  - asthma, severe diarrhea and vomiting
Sarasota County, -- Tough sludge ordinance enacted -- creeks run brown with sludge -- residents say sludge dumping makes
     their lives miserable. -- Dead cows and wild hogs with diseased livers
Sumter, -- Residents suffer odors, flies, destroyed property vales -- local officals who claims to be powerless to
stop the sludge




2002 -2005 update

Florida utility accused of nuclear dumping  -- Parents sue - claiming radioactive sludge caused childrens' cancer
Desoto County, -- Sludge victims file lawsuit -- allege trespass, reduced property values and public nuisance --
Suffer nausea, headaches, burning eyes, ears and throats, coughs, fatigue, rashes and skin lesions,
chronic sinus and respiratory problems, ear infections, chest pain, chronic diarrhea, swollen lymph
nodes, rotavirus, fevers, pneumonia
Desoto County, -- Sludge impact on fish and wildlife, as well as humans
Desoto County, --  Sludge capital, rural land, lack of money made DeSoto County a dumping ground.
Creek overflows --homes flooded with tainted water
Desoto County, --    Sludge capital, rural land, lack of money made DeSoto County a dumping ground.
 Creek overflows --homes flooded with tainted water
Desoto County, --  Molly Bowen -- sludge victims speak out against sludge illness and sludge contaminated
  flooding
Ortona, -- Jill Strickland's plea to Code Enforcement Board -- terrible smell --suffers Leukemia, blood blisters,
hemorrhaging



2006 -2008 Update
Dorothy Helen Palinchik -- MRSA Death in Florida Prison

April 2007 -
SEWAGE WORKERS SUFFER STENCH, CHEMICAL BURNS AND SCARRING
It takes a strong stomach to turn Oldsmar's wastewater into fertilizer. Face masks don't block the odor.
The chemicals needed to process the sewage sludge can burn and scar.
"Just so you know, this is third-degree chemical burn," Wolfe said, lifting his calf and pointing to a scar caused
when lime splashed into his boot and rubbed against his skin.

Lake County November 12, 2007 - SEWAGE DUMP IN OCALA NATIONAL FOREST SICKENS SEVEN HUNTERS
The sewage sickened seven hunters, including two who were hospitalized over the smell.

ARCHER – OCT. 2007 – TWO WELLS CONTAMINATED WITH NITRATES - SLUDGE VICTIMS SUFFER NAUSEA,
DIZZINESS AND FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS