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


2002 Update
Davenport, -- Sewage backs up into homes -- victims suffer foul odor -- cancer clusters
Des Moines, -- Sludge Biosolids storage facility blamed for nearby residents' health problems--
          stench, burning eyes, flies, nose bleeds, stomachaches
Des Moines, -- Residents of Chesterfield neighborhood suffer health problems -- headaches, burning
          lungs and eyes, nausea respiratory problems from illegal sludge-storage facility build to close
          to home.
Prole, -- Nora Thompson -- sludge victims suffer respiratory illness, sinus infections, eye infections,
          asthma, cancer, thyroid tumor, growths

2002 --2005 Update
Des Moines, -- City and state seek sewage solution over illegal sludge-storage facility built to close
        to 40 homes.
Des Moines, -- Company paid $251,000.00 to help families move from about 50 homes the city must buy
        because of illegally constructed sludge-storage facility built to close to homes

2009 Update
HOLY CROSS, IOWA – SEPTEMBER 2009 - SLUDGE VICTIMS SUFFER NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHEA,
COUGHING, BURNING EYES, CHRONIC SINUS AND COLON INFECTIONS, PNEUMONIA – SLUDGE ACTIVIST
MAUREEN REILLY, ONTARIO, CANADA, INTERCEDES ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS – IOWA DNR ADMITS
VIOLATIONS - ORDERS SLUDGE REMOVAL