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Advocates Say Illegal Workers Suffer After 9/11 Cleanup

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/07/AR2006100700834.html

Advocates Say Illegal Workers Suffer After 9/11 Cleanup
But a Recent N.Y. Program Offers Help to Many With Lung, Other Diseases

By Darryl Fears
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 8, 2006; Page A10

Jose Moncada watched the World Trade Center towers tumble, and, like so many Americans, felt a patriotic urge to help rescue survivors and rebuild after Sept. 11. "It was my time to put my hand on my heart," he said. "It was my time to help somebody."

It did not matter to him that he was an illegal immigrant from Honduras. And that did not seem to matter to supervisors who oversaw the retrieval of human remains and the removal of toxic debris at Ground Zero. They welcomed Moncada and thousands of other illegal immigrants, no questions asked.

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QUINN GILLESPIE & ASSOCIATES LLC: AT THE EPICENTER OF THE 9/11 COVERUP?

"Quinn Gillespie's founding partner, Jack Quinn, was White House Counsel in the Clinton administration in 1995 and 1996."

http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/07-13-06/discussion.cgi.54.html

(Jack Quinn is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations along with such notables as Christine Todd Whitman! )

http://www.quinngillespie.com/team/quinn.htm

http://www.cfr.org/bios/1085/christine_todd_whitman.html

"Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman is blaming the city for not forcing Ground Zero workers to wear respirators, prompting a fiery response from the city's top lawyer."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/ny-nywhit0908,0,2781375.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

"Our approach to government relations includes strategic planning, messaging and communications and direct lobbying to help clients achieve their public affairs goals."

http://www.quinngillespie.com/services/govrel.htm

RICE OK'D CLAIM OF 'SAFE AIR'

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/rice_okd_claim_of_safe_air_after_9_11_regionalnews_susan_edelman_______heather_gil...

RICE OK'D CLAIM OF 'SAFE AIR'
AFTER 9/11

By SUSAN EDELMAN, HEATHER GILMORE and BRAD HAMILTON

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CHRISTIE WHITMAN
Press releases got vetted.

September 24, 2006 -- Condoleezza Rice's office gave final approval to the infamous Environmental Protection Agency press releases days after 9/11 claiming the air around Ground Zero was "safe to breathe," internal documents show.
Now Secretary of State, Rice was then head of the National Security Council - "the final decision maker" on EPA statements about lower Manhattan air quality, the documents say.

Scientists and lawmakers have since deemed the air rife with toxins.

Early tests known to the EPA at the time had already found high asbestos levels, the notes say. But those results were omitted from the press releases because of "competing priorities" such as national security and "opening Wall Street," according to a report by the EPA's inspector general.

The chief of staff for then-EPA head Christie Todd Whitman, Eileen McGinnis, told the inspector general of heated discussions, including "screaming telephone calls," about what to put in the press releases.

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided by SWAT Team

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2006/150906whistleblowerraided.htm

 

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team
Ground zero hero Major Mike McCormack says he was deliberately targeted for helping release documents on EPA government cover-up, says 75% of police, firemen believe 9/11 cover-up

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | September 15 2006

A 9/11 toxic dust whistleblower, a ground zero hero and one of the individuals influential in the release of documents proving a government cover-up that deliberately put police, firemen and rescue personel at risk, has been raided by a New York SWAT team - who ransacked his home for three hours after he was arrested.