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May 2001 update - compiled by Helane Shields - prepared for WWW by ESRA at
Albany, -- Nitrate issue goes to court. - Sludge victims suffer nitrate contaminated wells
Augusta, -- Boyceland Dairy -- Death of a farm from the dumping of contaminated sewage sludge biosolids
as a fertilizer
Augusta, -- Boyceland Daries, and McElmurray & sons suing city over claims their land and cattle were
poisoned by sewage sludge -- experts have no doubt herd deterioration was caused by sludge
Augusta, -- Boyceland Dairy files sludge suit -- alleges city of Augusta committed fraud, trespass in use of
millions of gallons of sewage
Augusta, -- Dairy farms file lawsuits against Augusta-Richmond County -- toxic soup of sewage sludge
biosolids killing cows.
Augusta, McElmurray and sons joins Boyceland dairy suit-- Augusta sewage sludge left land unable to feed cows or
DeKalb, -- Farmer, H.J. Peterson, sues DeKalb, hay supplier, claiming food killed 61 cows.
Stewart County,-- County says"No" to Sludge
Augusta, -- Jury: Augusta responsible for cattle deaths -- Boyceland Dairy
Georgia -- Sludge a boon to some -- a Health Bane to Other
2005 - 2008 Update
NOV. 2005 – VICTIMS SUFFER ALLERGIES, EYES, THROAT, SINUSES BURN, LUNGS ACHE –COURT ORDERS
SLUDGE REMOVAL – METHANE FROM SLUDGE CAUSED SEVERAL FIRES
Kids driven indoors by stench: "Playgrounds are empty in the afternoon and evening.Townsfolk say
they've been to doctors more frequently this fall for respiratory infections and allergy problems"
March 2008 - USDA Ordered to compensate Georgia farmer for contaminated cropland. Officials admit
knowing that sludge chemical contaminated milk had been sold to public since 1999.
"In one case, according to test results provided to the AP, the level of thallium - an element once used as
rat poison - found in the milk was 120 times the concentration allowed in drinking water by the
Environmental Protection Agency." "EPA lists thallium as a toxic heavy metal that can cause
gastrointestinal irritation and nerve damage,"