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SLUDGE VICTIMS

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

Subject: BEHUN, UMWA and RUSH TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIS
Date: November 26, 2001
From: Len Martin

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[21] Brenda (Behun) Robertson's June 13, 2000 registered letter to Governor Tom Ridge. Pleading for him to put an end to PA DEP from distributing false information surrounding the death of her 11 year old son, Tony. Her letter has gone unanswered.

[22] State Representative, Camille George's June 28, 2000 letter to Robert Zimmerman, Secretary of Pa. Department of Health.

[23] Robert Zimmerman's, Secretary of Pa. Department of Health August 7, 2000 letter to State Representative, Camille George. Stating "the Department of Health was involved in a limited capacity in this matter and, in fact, did not conduct an investigation into Tony Behun's death. Any OPINIONS offered by Mr. Hersh were based solely on the limited information from the patient's record and the death certificate six years after the patient's death."

[24] The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) July 28, 2000 Hazard Identification #10 entitled: Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids During and After Field Application.

[25] The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) June 7, 1999 letter to Bill Kenjora, a local stone quarry safety director - NIOSH wrote: "The hypothetical example of a worker riding a four-wheeler through freshly applied Class B biosolids is an activity which presents a high degree of health risk to participants" "It is an activity with a high potential for exposure through both direct contact and inhalation.

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