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

MISSOURI - Property owner tests her soil because she  suspects contamination of her farmland from the
adjacent Kansas City sludge drainage area.  NO SLUDGE HAD BEEN APPLIED TO THE KANSAS CITY
SLUDGE AREA FOR OVER A YEAR.           The property owner was shocked to find her land contaminated
with  >650,000 COL/100ML fecal coliform and  >800,000 COL/100 ML Salmonella!          EPA and waste
industry claim sludge pathogens only survive 30 to 60 days in soil.   The test results prove pathogens
migrate from sludge sites to neighboring properties and can survive for over a year!!


Kansas City -- Field of Bad Dreams: Jim Bynum declares a sludge match against the city. By Joe Miller
     Published: November 16, 2000
http://www.pitch.com/2000-11-16/news/field-of-bad-dreams/

Kansas City -- US Government Allows Toxic Sewage Sludge to Poison Farmland,  the Food Supply, &
    Drinking Water -- EPA AND THE NEW PLAGUES  
http://www.purefood.org/Toxic/toxicpoison.cfm

Kansas City --  1999--Sludge Magic at the EPA by EPA's David Lewis -- Samples taken this year from land
    [Alice Minter Trust farm] in north Kansas City contained 650,000 salmonella and E. coli
    bacteria per 100 grams of soil -many thousands of times higher that what is considered
    safe by public health officials. The source, apparently, was sludge applied in the area
    before 1992.

2002 - 2205
Kansas City, -- Sarcoidosis confirmed in two men who visited farm contaminated by runoff from Kansas City, Missouri
        sludge disposal farm

Sparta, -- Ed Roller sludge victim from runoff from neighbor's sludged field -- dairy cows died -- contaminated milk
sold to public because city and state did not want to accept liability.

Sparta -- ED ROLLER DAIRY FARM -- LAWSUIT -- CITY OF SPARTA, MISSOURI v. INSURANCE COM[ANY
     OVER CATTLE DEATHS --
[This lawsuit was a fight over whether or not the City of Sparta,
     Missouri, has insurance coverage for the damage their sludge did to Ed Roller's dairy farm - the
     critical point here is that the City admitted liability and agreed to pay  Ed Roller
     compensation because its sewage sludge did kill his cows and damage his dairy farm.]

Sparta, -- Opinion -- Missouri Court of Appeals Southern DIstrict
Insurance Company does not have to pay because of absolute pollution exclusion

St. Charles, -- Business owner pleads guilty to dumping sewage