19 August 2016
Lawsuit: NYC Sludge sent to Decatur Alabama resulting in carcinogens in drinking water and Tennessee River
This story is under development, please stay tuned for updates.
A civil action was filed on the 17th August in Lawrence County, Alabama regarding carcinogens in Decatur, Alabama drinking water after NYS wastewater Sludge of human biosolids from sewer treatment had been spread by contractor Synagro in Mount Hope.
The data for the Alabama counties reflect only elevated lead levels among children reported tested. For instance, CDC’s numbers for Houston County show that 12 kids were tested in 2014 and seven cases were confirmed. That means 58 percent of kids tested have elevated levels, but it would be a tiny percentage of all kids in the community. quote Mary Sell Decatur Daily