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E-M:/ Breeding contempt:Megafarms' toxic fumes forcing Paulding (OH) neighbors off their land

Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>

Another excellent article from Fran Henry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer
regarding the dreadful impact of CAFOs in parts of Ohio.  In addition to
the horrific health impacts reported here, Henry reports on the real
economic impacts of these facilities, including a drain on taxes to pay
to repair roads, diverting those funds from paying for schools instead.


>From The Plain Dealer 

Breeding contempt 
Megafarms' toxic fumes forcing Paulding neighbors off their land 
Saturday, November 27, 2004 
Story by Fran Henry Photographs by Chris Stephens
The Plain Dealer 
Paulding -- Dust has settled thickly on the dark wood furniture in the
home where Bob and Diane Thornell used to live. 
They moved more than a year ago, but they return daily to pick up mail,
survey their 40-acre spread and feed the barn cats. There's no time for
Both have been diagnosed with brain damage, and their symptoms worsen
when they linger in the neat brick house he built long before the large
hog farm moved in nearby -- one of eight hog farms built in Paulding
County since 1994. 
Anne Woiwode, Director
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
109 East Grand River Avenue,  Lansing, MI  48906
ph: 517-484-2372 fx: 517-484-3108 e: anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
website:  http://michigan.sierraclub.org 
"There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in
this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus. What you've got is
everything - and I mean everything - being run by the political arm.
It's the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis."

John Dilulio, former head of President Bush's faith based initiative

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