Republican vice presidential nominee

Palin Expresses 9/11 Health Concern

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Downtown Express

Volume 21, Number 21 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Oct. 3 - Oct. 9, 2008

Palin Expresses 9/11 Health Concern

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, last week expressed concerns for Lower Manhattan residents and workers suffering from ailments believed to have been caused by the environmental fallout from the destruction of the Twin Towers. Tribute WTC Visitor Center officials say Palin made the remarks Thursday when she visited the center across the street from ground zero.

Lee Ielpi, the center’s co-founder, said Palin was taken aback when he told her of the large number of workers, residents and volunteers who have respiratory and other health problems because of 9/11. “We have to do something to help these people,” Ielpi recalls Palin saying.

Ielpi, a retired firefighter whose son was killed trying to rescue people from the towers, spent months searching for his son and other people killed in the attack.