"Resident speaking out on Ground Zero air"

The January 31, 2007 issue of "Community News" has the above named story on Page 3.

The "Community News" is a weekly newspaper circulated in Lodi, Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, Maywood and Rochelle Park New Jersey. The issue features a picture of Fair Lawn, New Jersey resident Robert Gulack who was affected by the air around Ground Zero after 9/11 on the first page as a highlight to the article on Page 3.

The newspaper quotes Mr. Gulack as saying "This is the worst case of abuse by the government the United States has had in its history."

Mr. Gulack was in Washington and attended the State of the Union Address as a guest of U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler along with retired North Arlington Police Chief Joseph Zadroga.

Mr. Gulack returned to work near Ground Zero and Zadroga, whose police detective son's death has been linked to toxic air in his lungs after he did rescue work at Ground Zero, "were on hand as reminders that the attack is impacting lives to this day."

The article states that "Gulack, a lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at 7 World Trade Center, two blocks from Ground Zero, was in his office on Sept. 11." It continues to say that he was evacuated and got far away from the scene and saw Tower II collapse from a safe distance.

He had been working from his home when he got a call in February 2004 to go back to work at another building near Gear Ground Zero. Two days later he said that he came down with bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory conditions which affected his lungs. Conditions he hadn't experienced until he went back to work.

He has become an advocate for the residents, rescue workers and office personnel affected by the air and dust around Ground Zero.

He is part of a federal lawsuit that is looking to make the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test apartments, schools, offices and firehouses that still may contain toxic dust.

The newspaper quotes him as saying "This could have ended in 2001 if the EPA did its testing and cleanup. Stop creating new victims of the attack and help the people of this area."