MARYLAND SLUDGE VICTIMS

MARYLAND -turf grass grower believes crop loss was due to use of sludge as fertilizer.   EPA claims the
use of highway roller on his fields killed the grass.

2002 Update

Baltimore --

Brandywine, -- Ron Letcher statement :
          Sludge victims suffer burning eyes, nose and throat, nausea, shortness of breath, breathing
          difficulties and headaches

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – FEDERAL RESEARCHERS SPREAD CLASS A SEWAGE SLUDGE IN YARDS OF POOR
FAMILIES – CHILDREN EXPECTED TO EAT SLUDGE TO PREVENT LEAD POISONING; NO MEDICAL FOLLOW UPS


HAVRE DE GRACE - Sludge nightmare along the Susquehanna,  – CLASS B SEWAGE SLUDGE DUMPED IN
SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK – VICTIM SUFFERS CHILLS, MIGRAINES, WEAKNESS, INFECTIONS – PATHOGENS
REQUIRE ONE YEAR BAN TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE SLUDGE



http://www.cecilwhig.com/articles/2008/12/31/news/doc495ae1e62f449463053658.txt

Sludge permit application in Cecil canceled
Local residents had come out strongly against plan
By Sonia Dasgupta
sdasgupta@cecilwhig.com
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:06 AM CST

A company looking to use treated sludge as fertilizer on a local farm has decided against it after a year of residents
raising a stink about the possible harmful effects.

Synagro, the Baltimore-based company that wanted to spread sewage sludge on a farm just outside Perryville, is
withdrawing its permit application to the state’s department of the environment.