Monday, August 25, 2003

EPA Admits Coverup of Health Risks to New Yorkers From 9-11

"A report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has concluded that the White House took steps to mislead the city about the seriousness of health threats in the days and months following the September 11th terror attacks.

Nikki Tinsley, the EPA's Inspector General, says the Bush administration pressured the agency to say the air around the World Trade Center site was safe to breathe before it had done enough tests.

Those assurances led thousands of rescue workers and Lower Manhattan residents to stay in the area following the attacks. "

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