May 2001 update - compiled by Helane Shields - prepared for WWW by ESRA
Subject: BEHUN, UMWA and RUSH TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIScontinued from previous page
Date: November 26, 2001
From: Len Martin
 Photographs and video tapes of the Al Hamilton, Mountain Top sludge site.
Documenting sludge lying on the surface 3 to 5 inches thick, covering a vast area.
 Video Footage of ABC Fox 23 11/16/00 special investigative report on the death of Tony Behun.
The program started with this introduction:
"A little boy with a dirt bike dies under suspicious circumstances. A community begins searching for answers. Six years later a trail of deception leaves many people still wondering - if there was nothing to hide - why try to bury the truth?"
PA DEP representative Dan Spadoni falsely stated during his interview:
"A follow up investigation that was done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - ah - NIOSH - ah - both came to the same conclusion that there was no connection between - ah - the boy's illness and ultimate death and the biosolids."
 Statement by The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health:
"NIOSH does not have the authority to investigate public health, since our agency only investigates workers health complaints, we had no involvement, and NIOSH did not investigate Tony Behun's death."
"NIOSH is not aware of any investigation, comments or conclusions made by the department surrounding the death of Tony Behun."
 FOUNDATIONS IN MICROBIOLOGY, Second Edition by Talaro-Talaro. Page 551 p.178f
Growth and Physiological Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus.