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New Yorkers Tell Federal Officials To Stop Ignoring 9/11's Health Effects
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Saturday Sep 9th, 2006 8:20 AM
Hundreds of residents gathered last night at New York's St. Paul's Chapel - across the street from the former World Trade Center site -- to demand the federal government stop ignoring the health effects from 9/11. We hear some of their voices.
In New York, hundreds of residents gathered last night at St. Paul's Chapel - across the street from the former World Trade Center site - to demand the federal government stop ignoring the health effects from 9/11. At the meeting residents had a chance to share their concerns with the federal 9/11 Health Coordinator, Doctor John Howard. This is what they had to say:

* Diane Lapson, Independence Plaza Tenants Association
* Kathryn Freed, Former New York City Councilwoman
* Karah Newton, Beyond Ground Zero Network
* Tom Goodkind, Downtown Manhattan Resident

Hours before the town hall meeting, the Bush administration's top health official - Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt met with New York legislators. He vowed to give $75 million for Sept . 11 health programs. This is Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York:

* Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D- NY)

On Thursday, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency defended the agency's role after 9/11. Christine Todd Whitman was interviewed by 60 Minutes.

* Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA Administrator.

LISTEN ONLINE:
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/08/1349248
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