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HAWAII - Ralph Natale firmly believes daily exposure of his 12 year old son Nicky for several months to a
sewage sludge stockpile at his school caused his death.   Nicky’s symptoms started with headaches,
vomiting, sore throats and respiratory problems -- common complaints after sludge exposure.    Pain
developed in the right side of his neck, a lump was discovered behind his ear, and Nicky was diagnosed
with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare malignant soft tissue muscle tumor which took his life..     A lawsuit is
being prepared.

May 2001 update - compiled by Helane Shields - prepared for WWW by ESRA at

2002 Update

Hawaii --  Paradise Sludged -- Linda Lingle's Toxic Legacy --victims suffer headaches, vomiting, sore throats,
respiratory problems and maligant soft-tissue muscle tumor