9/11 Ground Zero Toxity Greenwashing

Jan 07 2008

Within days of the September 11th attack in New York City, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman, together with Time Man-of-the-Year Rudy Giuliani, reassured New Yorkers that air “contaminants are either not detectable or are below the Agency’s concern levels.” In fact, EPA tests taken at the time showed high concentrations of toxic materials in the air downtown, including asbestos, dioxins, and heavy metals. In a bid to spare Wall Street down time, and to maintain value for real estate interests, the safety of the citizens was ignored.

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