VERMONT sludge victims                               Back to  Home Page

While no Vermont cases were included in EPA'S PUBLIC RELATION CAMPAIGN list of horror stories for WEF
to debunk, WEF did include one (Robert Ruane) in the Washington debunking fact sheet on Linda Zander
# 2 on the list.

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

2002 Update

Rutland, Vermont   -- Sludge victims Robert (Bob) and Mary Ruane ignored by State Officials. "No one
would listen to us!" After eating sludged silage, Cattle died, suffered arthritis, cows aborted or bore
calves with leg deformities, told to send dying cows to slaughter

2002 - 2005 Update

Coventry Airport, Vermont  -- Phish Festival goers end up in sludged field -- suffer health problems and
skin lesions