Report: Bush 'Reckless' on Post-9/11 Health Risks

The Bush administration was guilty of reckless disregard by failing to inform New Yorkers of health risks from toxic air after the collapse of the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a leading environmental group said on Wednesday.

In a Sierra Club report titled, “Air Pollution and Deception at Ground Zero: How the Bush Administration’s Reckless Disregard of 9/11 Toxic Hazards Poses Long-Term Threats for New York City and the Nation,” the influential group said the Bush administration’s mistakes are now in danger of becoming policy for handling future disasters. “The Bush administration has learned nothing from the illnesses and hardships suffered by the Ground Zero community. Rather, it plans to perpetuate them in any future national disaster anywhere else in the United States,” the report’s author Suzanne Mattei said. Full Story

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