Sunday, October 7, 2007

Another 9/11 Government COVER-UP!

Up to 70 percent of first responders are ill as a result of 9/11 contamination. If a similar rate of illness holds true for those who lived and worked near the Twin Towers, the number of seriously ill New Yorkers could climb to 300,000 in the near future. About 70,000 New Yorkers so far have listed themselves with the World Trade Center Health Registry, a database that tracks the health impact of the 9/11 attacks. The registry has been criticized for excluding large numbers of those potentially sickened outside a designated one-square-mile area. Despite the insistent denials of city and federal officials, tens of thousands of New Yorkers were unnecessarily exposed to a chemical brew without even the most rudimentary precautions. Today New York City is still mired in a fog of cover-ups and half-truths regarding its environmental welfare.

More blood on Bush's (Hillary and Giuliani's) hands...

Though the list of known toxins released into the air keeps expanding, it doesn’t deter the ongoing investigations of Thomas Cahill, a professor of physics and atmospheric sciences at the University of California at Davis. Cahill has led some of the most exhaustive scientific studies of 9/11-related toxins, and he has discovered a large number of health-threatening substances from air samples taken in the weeks and months after 9/11.

“There were two separate pollution events, and the first was an initial dust cloud,” Cahill explains. “What must not be forgotten is that the later effects from the smoldering pile were far, far worse.”

Unlike the publicly lambasted EPA tests and findings, Cahill’s studies, which were published in peer-reviewed forums, were widely praised for their accuracy. Though the University of California at Davis has offered the conclusions to the EPA, the Senate, and New York City health officials, Cahill says he isn’t aware of a single state or federal agency that has acted on his findings. Through sample analysis, Cahill first discovered that 21 percent of the initial dust cloud contained finely powdered, highly caustic cement—thought to be responsible for the “9/11 cough.” Cahill noticed that the heat generated by the piles was converting gases into highly toxic, very fine aerosols. His study “Analysis of Aerosols From World Trade Center Attack” indicated that the contaminated air sometimes descended to ground level over a mile from Ground Zero, far outside the safety zones established by the EPA. Within a few hours’ time, a person exposed to the fumes could ingest toxins that would otherwise take a year to accumulate in a typical environment.

“The fuming World Trade Center debris pile was a chemical factory that exhaled toxins in a particularly dangerous form that could penetrate deep into the lungs of rescue workers and local residents,” Cahill and his fellow researchers concluded.

“The public isn’t aware of just how bad the effects have been.”

34 comments:

Shirley Heezgay said...

This will be but just another painful legacy of this administration.

Shoes4Industry said...

You can blame the initial deaths on the terrorists (if there WERE terrorists) the rest you can blame on the Administration, both NYC and Bush.

They are all swimming in blood by now.

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H Nicole said...

As Steven Warran notes in one of his earlier posts, they did it right at the Pentagon, where they seemed to have inside information about what just took place. Those guys at the Pentagon doing rescue and recovery (of what, it is not clear) were protected to the hilt...

http://stevenwarran.blogspot.com

I have a disclosure about Cahill, the UC Davis scientist cited frequently in this post. He was (still is) also embroiled in the infamous "Vinland Map" controversy. His scientific reputation took a blow when he made a few bold over-statements (that later turned out to be incorrect) that were based on poor assumptions and faulty reasoning in how the data were collected.

There is a Nova special about it that torpedoes him and actually sort of laughs at him a bit.

That said, Nova also has a tendency to slant controversies and misstate facts themselves (case in point -- just about everything they have presented on 9/11), and there are some indications that they may have overdone the attack on Cahill a tad too much, too.

Anyway, great post, Shoes. I never made the connection between Cahill and 9/11 and will go check out the papers now to see what's up with this work of his.

Shoes4Industry said...

Regardless, this is just more to add to the Bush Body Count. Iraq, Darfur, Lebanon, Katrina, Afghanistan, 9/11...

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H Nicole said...

There is no doubt that the workers at ground zero should have been equally as protected as the workers at the Pentagon, if not moreso because the fumes and dust and destruction were so much greater at ground zero.

The cover-up was more important, of course -- like apparently hauling truckloads of dirt and debris in to suppress the fuming and other evidence, instead of hauling things out.

One of my favorite topics at drjudywood.com is pictures at ground zero showing piles of dirt and debris sprinkled on top of everything with questions asking, "Where did all this dirt come from? A landfill?"

http://drjudywood.com/articles/dirt/dirt3.html

Disclaimer about the dirt pages at drjudywood.com: there may be a more plausible explanation for a few of the "comparison" photos she displays in that they could be the result of a different camera angle or different color/exposure setting, etc., so there are a few examples in there that I think are relatively weak as being evidence of dirt being trucked in. However, for the most part, a vast majority of the photos Judy Wood displays raise legitimate questions about how and why the clean-up proceeded as it did.

Applied Research Associates (ARA), one of several defense contractors hired to do the cover-up, whoops, I mean clean-up, at ground zero is now being put on the spot legally by Dr. Judy Wood. This is a defense contractor that develops DEW's. What the hell are they doing at ground zero in the aftermath, putting dirt and debris on everything?

Similar odd observations about the sudden appearance of large dirt piles in the aftermath at the Pentagon have been well documented and noted by Steven Warran: http://stevenwarran.blogspot.com

Shoes4Industry said...

Getting nasty in the S4I 'hood...
http://tinyurl.com/3xa45b

Anonymous said...

Also ignoring Burma/Myanmar, where pro-democracy monks are being killed. Chevron supports the dictator. Tomorrow is "Call Chevron" day --
http://tinyurl.com/353apj

Shoes4Industry said...

a critical fact about Burma is that it shares a 2,000 kilometer border with China. Burma also supplies natural gas and other vital resources to China. Therefore, any messing around with Burma by a western power is likely to be of keen interest to China.

And there are two key facts to keep in mind about China:

1. China has the largest standing army in the world.

2. China is holding a big honking chunk of U.S. debt.

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H Nicole said...

Never underestimate the power of the slime machine. They are focusing on Chinese imports with this "lead from China" stuff like crazy. China is going to take a hit from this.

This is a co-dependent relationship, thank goodness, as they rely on our thirst for cheaply made, cheaply priced "necessities" as much as we rely on their loans.

Anyway, I hope we can boycott enough cheap toys to put enough pressure on them to continue supporting these negotiations in Burma...

"Burma appoints a deputy minister to talk with Aung San Suu Kyi"

http://tinyurl.com/2yggr3

H Nicole said...

As for

"getting nasty in the S4I 'hood...
http://tinyurl.com/3xa45b"

glad to see Britney's family there by her side at least. It was a big factor, and still is, in getting me through -- my family.

I think Spears may finally be getting some decent advice
from somebody, too. Her being wary of this "supervised visitation" scenario may be a good idea, given it is a big part of the typical "Family Court Game Plan..."

http://tinyurl.com/yv2u4t

I did it for almost four months -- after raising our happy, stable, unabused kids full time for over five years, I suddenly had only one hour a week with them at a high security facility where my every move and everything I said was recorded by a "parenting expert," not by a camera.

Why? "Fear of abduction," heaven forfend I should take the children on another routine visit to their grandparents in Southern California.

When I tried to bring a video camera to the "supervised visitation" sessions for my own protection, the "parenting expert" and his superviser threatened to cut off my contact with the children entirely -- and the commissioner in this case had already given them full permission to do so at any time, "at their
descretion."

When I asked why I couldn't have a video camera to tape the sessions with me and the children, the parenting expert said it might cause legal problems for them because people may have varying opinions as to what happened during the sessions!

The whole thing, going way back to events going down even long before the climatic, dramatic arrest by 10 police officers in front of the children and my parents in Southern California, was extremely abusive to the children and seems to violate civil rights of the entire family on several levels.

And the gist of the problem is, if a mistake is made, there appears to be no "reclaiming" of civil rights in a court system that never honored them in the first place. This is why I keep insisting this is all related to the current political environment where other, related civil rights appear to be eroding away.

For instance, over a year later, after all criminal charges have been dismissed due to lack of evidence (glad to see civil rights are still working somewhat in that department at least -- for now) and after me being Mother Teresa for over a year of degrading order after degrading order from this commissioner, I still have only three nights a month visitation with these young children who constantly beg to have more time with me, constantly complain of "being spanked" by their over-stressed dad (these children had never been spanked by either parent until their father gained sole custody of them, and at the ages of 4 and 5, they started getting "whooped" by their father for the first times in their lives, apparently at the insistence of his friends who are trying to help, from what the kids report), and at the same time the kids have to constantly wonder, in their own way, why their mother is being treated like a criminal.

These children, and all the other children caught up in similar situations, deserve way better than this.

Anyway, I just hope people can see beyond the fluff and distractions on the Spears case so that perhaps some major problems with family court can finally surface and possibly even be fixed.

Thanks, Shoes. Off topic-ish, but good post!

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Lee said...

Shoes: Interesting how quick you are to blame initial deaths on 9/11 on BOTH NYC and Bush yet, the Katrina disaster was only the fault of Bush and NOT the local NO's mayor. WHY?

Shoes4Industry said...

9/11 was premeditated murder, Katrina was negligence and natural disaster.

The majority of the blame, fault, and blood is on the hands of GWB, period.

New Orleans' mayor doesn't have "9/11 Tourette Syndrome" like NY's Ex mayor.

GAFC.

Lee said...

Shoes:No, I would guess that NO mayor wouldn't want to bring up the subject of Katrina since he did such a lousy job.

9/11 was not premeditated murder. Period.

I sense from this site that the mayors' color has much to do with where the blames lies (or doesn't lie). Period

Anonymous said...

"9/11 was premeditated murder"

What proof do you have? Where are the links to facts that prove your statement? Other than whacked out nut ball conspiracy theories, you have nothing.

Shoes4Industry said...

What proof do you have that it wasn't ??

Anonymous said...

Like this guy says....

The easy way out. Appealing to conspiracy saves you having to struggle with the difficulties, contradictions, and uncertainties of real evidence.

Lee said...

Just like to note that Louisiana elected a REPUBLICAN governor. Maybe the people realize that the last governor was most responsible for the mess in NO and not the Bush administration. Of course, the people who actually live in NO din't get it. They re-elected their sorry mayor.

Shoes4Industry said...

The Republicans elected Nagin. He was their favorite, look it up.

Geez.

Lee said...

From live blog the night of the election -

9:20 - Ray Nagin is winning in the flooded areas (Republicans?!) and 66% of the black vote.

10:47 - The CORRUPT & INCOMPETANT New Orleans status quo has won & won big tonight. New Orleans has sealed it's own fate tonight, the worst night since 8/29/05. May God help us all.

Shoes4Industry said...

Lee, do you live in N.O.?

Lee said...

No Shoes, I do not live in NO. Why do you ask?

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