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Friday, September 16, 2005

The air is safe to breathe...

New York

"Well, if there's any good news out of all this it's that everything we've tested for, which includes asbestos, lead, and VOC's, have been below any level of concern for the general public health. " - EPA Administrator Whitman, 9/13/2001 in New York

Yet, that wasn't good enough for the EPA itself, which tested and found high levels of contaminants at the EPA's home at 290 Broadway, so the building was evacuated and professionally abated.

New Orleans

"The plan to reopen came a day after government tests showed that New Orleans' putrid air is safe to breathe..." - Associated Press, Sept 16.

But apparently not safe enough for the Nagin family. Ray Nagin Buys Home in Dallas, Moves Family There.

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