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VIDEO - SPRAYING TOXIC/PATHOGENIC SEWAGE SLUDGE NEAR HOMES IN
ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA - filthy airborne droplets spread sludge
chemicals and pathogens . . .    
"Here is the video taken Saturday  (Nov. 1, 2008)  of the sludge application across
the road from my house.  Notice the height of the spray plume of sludge---so we are housebound!  The
applications continue today.
Nancy "  
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGdnebPDWU


EPA acknowledge sludge problems in North Carolina in 1994 when Raleigh
was placed # (13) on the horror stories to debunk: Raleigh, NC-- dead cattle
from nitrate poisoning  due to forage with high nitrogen content.
Forage was
not mixed with other  low-nitrate fodder as advised by the POTW.
"

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

2002 Update

North Carolina  -- Sewage worker suffers facial swelling, tremors, chest pain, severe diarrhea and gastrointestinal
problems, confusion, fatigue, anxiety, flushing -- diagnosed with mast cell disease, an inflammatory immune
system response to pathogen exposure.

More than half a million fish die in Neuse River -- August 5, 2008





2002 -- 2005    
Chapel Hill, -- Dr. Steve Wing resigns from Water Environment Research Foundation COmmittee because of research
tainted by sludge industry financial conflicts of interest

Charlotte, -- Wells, streams, organic gardens destroyed by contaminated sludge runoff - trout, aquatic life killed in
stream - pony and dog sickened by sludge pollutants in water

North Carolina -- We now have neighbors with staph infections in hair follicles and other neighbors experienced
respiratory problems, sinus infections in 4-year old kids, skin irritations = within 24 hours of start of sewage  sludge
applications

North Carolina -- The Straton family suffer contaminated well, stream, death of animals -- "Regulators" ignore victims --
protect the dumpers.

Orange County,-- Sludge victims trapped in home by noxious odors -- suffer watery eyes, painful nose and sinus
symptoms, respiratory problems, plague of flies -
Rains = sludge runoff into creek  which gets discolored and
malodorous -- Grandson and friend covered with sores after playing in creek -- appeals for help to state and
federal officials fall on deaf ears -- as usual, they protect the sludge dumpers and ignore the victims.  Synagro --
Burlington, NC

Orange County, -- Victims suffer vile odors, chronic coughs, fevers, sinusitis; Local health agency finds 60% of 15 wells
in area are contaminated

Raleigh, --    Nitrates from the sludge contributed to potentially harmfully contamination in private wells and high nitrate
levels at the plants boundary, which includes the Neuse River

Raleigh, --   Tests reveal more wells (16) contaminated by waste treatment sludge -- Nitrates are regulated in drinking
water because they have been linked to a rare but potentially fatal disease in infants [Blue baby syndrome].
Some experts have said there are other, less documented health risks, including
diabetes, miscarriages and
some kinds of cancer.

Raleigh, - 16 wells contaminated by sewage sludge -- health risk include diabetes, miscarriages and some kind of
cancer -- City to build waterline to homes with tainted wells

Raleigh, -- State Toxicologist says sludge contaminated groundwater -- sludge victims suffer seizures, asthma, and
children get staph sores from polluted creek


2008--Update

Mebane
NORTH CAROLINA SLUDGE VICTIMS SUFFER COUGH, HEADACHE, IRRITATED EYES, BURNING NOSE, SORE
THROAT, FOUL STENCH IMPRISONING PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES, FILTHY FLIES, RUNOFF TO SURFACE
WATERS

Mebane
Nancy Holt  (Utube video) (note sign about chlorine in sludge treatment - new study = chlorine enhances
virulence of staph )