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Thursday, September 29, 2005

EPA Chief Declines to Say If He'd Move His Family Back to New Orleans

Buried at the end of this story are some vital points:

First, Federal and State officials have some problems with the Mayor's plan to bring people back, some of them environmental.

Second, despite these concerns, the EPA won't take a position on the Mayor's plan to move people back in.

Third, EPA Administrator Johnson won't even say if he'd move his family back to the area if he was a resident. To us, that's about as good as a "no" answer.

By NOT endorsing the plan, the EPA is protecting itself and the Feds against civil action from people who may get seriously ill and/or die as a result of exposure to the toxins in New Orleans.

But also by not advising people to not move back, when it is clear they have concerns, the EPA is acting with nonfeasance as it relates to their mission to protect human health.

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