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2009-07-14Cameron, MO |  By: Wayman

Sludge Lawsuit

Federal investigators are looking into the actions of National Leathers/Prime Tanning in St. Joseph, which has been distributing factory by-products around Northern Missouri as an agricultural fertilizer.

That sludge is suspected by some to be causing a rash of brain tumors around the Cameron area, although no direct link has been proven.

Earlier a judge issued a temporary restraining order against the tannery from destroying documents related to the legal action.

A hearing on that action is being heard today.

The St. Joseph company has numerous lawsuits filed against it, alleging both personal injury and wrongful death.