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MSNBC.com Deleted Page
By Spencer S. Hsu
Updated: 9:22 p.m. ET July 19, 2007
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has suppressed warnings from its own Gulf coast field workers since the middle of 2006 about suspected health problems that may be linked to elevated levels of formaldehyde gas released in FEMA-provided trailers, lawmakers said today.
At a hearing Thursday of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, investigators released internal e-mails indicating that FEMA lawyers rejected environmental testing out of fear that the agency would then become legally liable if health problems emerged among as many as 120,000 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina who lived in trailers.
FEMA's Office of General Counsel "has advised that we do not do testing," because this "would imply FEMA's ownership of this issue," wrote a FEMA logistics specialist on June 16, 2006, three months after news reports surfaced about the possible effects of the invisible cancer-causing compound and one month after the agency was sued.
Originally posted by pjslug
It just makes you wonder how many other really important articles have been pulled from news sites over the years.
Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
... This leads me to think of the possibility that the first article may have gone missing as a glitch instead of being pulled off intentionally...Maybe, maybe not. But the possibility exists. [/url].
Second, more than a hundred Belgian schoolchildren became ill¬with such reported symptoms as headache, stomachache, nausea, shivering, malaise, fatigue, and heart palpitation¬after they had drunk Coca-Cola from cans or small bottles. More than 70 of the children were hospitalized. Some of the students said the cans smelled bad.
Belgium's deputy prime minister banned the sale of Coca-Cola products. Government scientists tested suspect contents for 15,000 toxins and found nothing warranting continuation of the ban. The Coca-Cola Co. stated that the bottles had become contaminated with sulfur and that the cans had come into contact with fungicide-carrying wooden pallets. But the sulfur and fungicide concentrations found were too small to account for the reported symptoms.
Originally posted by Swordbeast
Sir, with all due respect, but there are NO coincidences and NO glitches in politics. Not ever.
Please keep that in mind, especially whenever somebody tries to tell you otherwise.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The Cache link is a little funky...