The number of police officers who died from ground zero-related illnesses now outnumber the 60 killed in the 9/11 attacks.
In August 2003 it was revealed that the government ordered the EPA to give the public misleading information, telling the public on September 12 that it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available and Asbestos levels were known to be three times higher than national standards.
On September 16, 2001, the then head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Christie Todd Whitman, told reporters: “The good news continues to be that air samples we have taken have all been at levels that cause no concern.”
“Whitman’s deliberate and misleading statements to the press, where she reassured the public that the air was safe to breathe around lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and that there would be no health risk presented to those returning to those areas, shocks the conscience,” Manhattan Federal Judge Deborah Batts wrote in February 2006.
In 2007 documents revealed that Lower Manhattan was reopened just weeks following the attack despite the fact that the air was not safe.
Thousands of police officers, firefighters and construction workers filed lawsuits the City of New York, claiming they had been sent to ground zero without proper protective equipment and a $650 settlement was awarded.
The number of police officers killed by the US government’s lies about the air quality after the 9/11 attacks is now at least 71.
Written by Alternative Free Press
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