Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
A former senior environmental agency official strongly denied allegations that the Environmental Protection Agency (
class='UCASE'>epa) had given false information about the air and water quality near the World Trade Center (
class='UCASE'>wtc) after 9/11. Christie Todd Whitman, epa administrator in 2001, was speaking at a hearing of
the us congressional panel.
Whitman stood by her claim made shortly after the attacks that the area's "air was safe to breathe". epa tests had
shown that air and drinking water near the wtc disaster site bore "little risk to rescue workers or the public". But nearly
six years later, thousands of workers and residents were ill and some even dead.Another study by the Mount Sinai Medical Center of New York
found that since the attacks, 70 per cent of the affected had new or deteriorated respiratory symptoms.