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WASHINGTON = Weyerhaeuser Tree Company is paid $428,000 by King County, for the loss of l70 acres of
trees damaged by liquid sludge applicatiion. The sludge sealed the soil, preventing a transfer of carbon
dioxide and oxygen. Decreased soil aeration stressed the roots and weakened the trees which were
destroyed by infestations of insects and disease.
In 1994 two Washington Horror Stories were included on EPA's order to WEF for debunking
One was the destruction of Linda Zander's livelyhood and the health of her family. The second was trees
killed by sludge.
May 2001 update - compiled by Helane Shields - prepared for WWW by ESRA at
Washington -- NEUROTOXICITY FROM MUNICIPAL SEWAGE SLUDGE -- Zander Family
Results: Based on results of the Neurotoxicity Screening Survey, symptoms consistent with neurotoxicity were found
in all who completed the test. The two children born and raised on the farm have been classified by their schools
as mildly retarded and having attention-deficit disorders, although there was no family history of these illnesses.
Lynden, -- Dairy farm, cattle and family health destroyed by sludge from neighbors farm
- "WE WANT TO SERVE AS A WARNINGS other farmers not-to allow this stuff (sludge] on their land," say Lynden,
Wash., dairy farmers Linda and Raymond Zander. "You don't get something for nothing. There Is a cost, and the
cost could be your farm."
LYNDEN - - Sludge victim Linda Zander's statement:-- DAIRY FARM DESTROYED BY MIGRATING SLUDGE METALS,
TOXINS AND BACTERIA. VICTIMS SUFFER MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA, CHEMICAL INDUCED BRAIN DAMAGE,
THYROID PROBLEMS, LUPUS AND NICKEL TOXICITY.
LEWIS COUNTY - - FARMER PAID $.400,000 TO DUMP 22,000 TONS OF SLUDGE ON HIS LAND.
2002 -- 2005 Update
Leavenworth, -- GROUNDSKEEPER , Debbie Blum, SUFFERS BLOODY NOSE, FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS,
HEADACHES, RASHES, DIARRHEA, HAIR LOSS, FATIGUE AND ALLERGY INDUCED ACUTE ASTHMATIC
ATTACK AFTER EXPOSURE TO CLASS A SEWAGE SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS COMPOST
Seattle, -- LAND OWNER PAID $400,000 A YEAR TO TAKE SLUDGE - SLUDGE RUNOFF INTO CREEK OBSERVED -
DITCH ADJACENT TO SLUDGE SHOWS ELEVATED CONCENTRATIONS OF LITHIUM, MAGNESIUM, ALUMINUM,
PHOSPHORUS, TITANIUM, CHROMIUM AND BARIUM - NUMBERS SO HIGH STATE SLUDGE COORDINATOR
KYLE DORSEY THINKS "PURE SLUDGE" WAS TESTED