Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Surprise! "Officials" Knowingly Lied About 9/11 Pollution

EPA press release 9/13/01: "EPA's primary concern is to ensure that rescue workers and the public are not exposed to elevated levels of asbestos, acidic gases or other contaminants from the debris. . Sampling of ambient air quality found either no asbestos or very low levels of asbestos. Sampling of bulk materials and dust found generally low levels of asbestos. documented lying

And again on 9/18 and 9/21 - “We are very encouraged that the results from ourmonitoring of air quality and drinking water conditions in both New York and near the Pentagon show that the public in these areas is not being exposed to excessive levels of asbestos or other harmful substances . . . I am glad to reassure the people of New York and W ashington, D.C. that their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink”. (more bullshit)

Not only did they lie but also put pressure on others monitoring the situation to remove their findings. A company called HP Environmental found huge amounts of asbestos and posted the findings at a site called American Industrial Hygiene Association, which became something of a clearinghouse for information related to the cleanup efforts. It was removed a few hours later.

Does it come as a shock to know that when a rescue worker who saved his shirt from that day and recently had it analyzed, found unbelievably high concentrates of asbestos - "93,000 times higher than the average typically found in the environment in U.S. cities."guy saved his shirt "In early April, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 62% of the individuals caught in the dust cloud of the fallen towers were suffering respiratory problems. In addition, 46% of those who lived or worked in the area (but avoided the dust cloud) also reported consistent respiratory illnesses.
Though these numbers are staggering, they are sure to worsen as many asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, take 10-40 years to surface. That means, in the next 5 to 10 years, New York City could be facing a serious health crisis."

Mayor Vaughn: I'm only trying to say that Amity is a summer town. We need summer dollars. Now, if the people can't swim here, they'll be glad to swim at the beaches of Cape Cod, the Hamptons, Long Island...
(Jaws, 1975)

2 Comments:

Blogger Lesley said...

I have been lied to! I can't believe it! I hope there is nothing else they are been dishonest about.:-)

19/4/06 5:54 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

All they had to do was say "We don't know, so keep the windows closed", or they could have passed out cheap face masks for a week but nooooo, they looked straight into the camera lens and lied their asses off.

Mayor Vaughn: I don't think either of you are familiar with our problems.
Hooper: I think that I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you on the ass.

19/4/06 7:33 PM  

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