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EPA Misled Public on 9/11 Pollution
White House ordered false assurances on air quality, report says
by Laurie Garrett
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA. It noted that some of the agency's news releases in the weeks after the attack were softened before being released to the public: Reassuring information was added, while cautionary information was deleted.
"When the EPA made a September 18 announcement that the air was 'safe' to breathe, it did not have sufficient data and analyses to make such a blanket statement," the report says. "Furthermore, the White House Council on Environmental Quality influenced . . . the information that EPA communicated to the public through its early press releases when it convinced EPA to add reassuring statements and delete cautionary ones."
You know sometimes you cant really put your finger on what they are trying to accomplish, but you just know you are being led propaganda wise.
Not everyone has the technical expertise you do, but the majority of us sense that we are being lied to or manipulated in some way regarding this nuclear thing.
Have you read the patents on HAARP when you aren't too busy watching the Main Stream Barbie and Ken Dolls bounce their coifed heads up and down in unison as they throw in one emotional cue and body language suggestion after another to go with the fluff and non-answers and rediculous editorialized spins they spew like brainless zombies?
Some of us who don't live in Vacation Bible School Land actually know what's really going on in the world.
*reply to post by vox2442
I'm going to be completely honest here: it's extremely hard for me to read through ATS at this point. I lost friends in the tsunami. There's a hell of a lot of posts that make me want to deactivate my account at the very least, and it's been very difficult to restrain myself from firing my keyboard through the window in just about every thread I've read.
NRC to NASA: Don’t Lower Radiation Standards for Lunar Missions
March 31, 2008, at 12:38 pm
In a potential blow to NASA’s human spaceflight efforts, the National Research Council released a report today calling on the space agency to conduct more research on cosmic radiation before sending astronauts to the moon and Mars. NASA should not lower its radiation exposure standards to reach these goals.
The Committee on the Evaluation of Radiation Shielding for Space Exploration’s report said the “lack of knowledge about the biological effects of and responses to space radiation is the single most important factor limiting prediction of radiation risk associated with human space exploration.”
As a result, prolonged operations on the moon could be curtailed. Mars exploration, which would require long transit times and stays on the the surface, could be ruled out entirely until scientists and engineers develop better ways of protecting astronauts.
The committee’s chairman, James van Hoften, told Reuters that NASA doesn’t fully understand the radiation risk, nor is the agency adequately funding research into how to properly protect astronauts. NASA is using old data, including research done on Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by kosmicjack
The US Military has a massive airlift transport capability where they can get 100's of tanks, APV's, Howitzers, Humvees anywhere in the world within 24 hours.
So lets be honest the materials needed to entomb this plant have never been collected and stored in one place for an emergency even though 1 our of every 4 nuclear plants in the world uses this design?
It's almost like they built these things to use as dirty bombs themselves!
How could the industry itself and the governments be so incompetent?
No wonder they have no choice but to put this rediculous and dangerous show on for us that the situation is not 'serious' because in reality it's so serious that the governments of the world have so endangered our safety with no safeguards that they really all ought to be brought up on criminal charges.
Originally posted by nonapologetic
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I thought it wasn't so much the reactors that where getting seawater but the spent fuel rods that where. For some reason the spent rods where being stored in a thing kind of like a pond, and due to the power shutting off water must be brought in to cool these. The question I want to know is; why did they store these dangerous materials on site?
Is that the best you can do in reply to a challenge? Bloviate like a puffer fish?
Originally posted by derfreebie
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Thanks for the beginning of a great thread AGAIN, Traveler! F&S with oak leaf clusters.
It's hard to do a cause and effect study backwards to ascertain culpability sometimes...
except our learned scholars and trusted government are so backward to begin with, the
effect is so predictable for the standard motives. This multidimensional farce has pro-
gressed to the point the guys running it actually believe their own buffalo chips.
I always wondered why a lot of reactors were constructed on or near fault lines. That's
like putting your favorite turntable and some great classical next to a railroad track.
Sooner or later, ... it's like putting the Tulane Level 4 biolab 8 feet below sea level.
Smart like a sack of drowned mice, unless you'd like to create an accident on purpose.