World Trade Center collapse

9/11 Responders Speak Out on Government Failure to Address Environmental, Health Impact of World Trade Center Collapse

Source: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/06/21/18429224.php

9/11 Responders Speak Out on Government Failure to Address Environmental, Health Impact of World Trade Center Collapse

by Democracy Now (reposted)

Thursday Jun 21st, 2007 10:43 AM

Thursday, June 21, 2007 : Two 9/11 responders join us to talk about the government's neglect of the thousands of people who volunteered for the Ground Zero rescue and recovery effort. Trained emergency medical technician Regina Cervantes is featured in Michael Moore's latest documentary SiCKO and traveled to Cuba for medical treatment. Leading advocate John Feal is president of the FealGood Foundation that assists 9/11 responders who have been denied government benefits.

One Way To Initiate an Independent Investigation of The World Trade Center Collapses

One Way To Initiate an Independent Investigation of The World Trade Center Collapses

The need to re-investigate the World Trade Center Collapses can perhaps be accomplished through an alternative means. This would be a class action lawsuit by the citizens of New York City, other persons directly or indirectly harmed by the buildings’ collapses, and if possible and not precluded by prior legal restraints, the families of victims killed in the collapses themselves. The defendant would be the designers and builders of the World Trade towers. If as it happens, that the findings of the 911 Commission Report are generally taken to be the truth of the situation, then it would seem that the buildings’ architects, engineers and builders should be held accountable for faulty design. They claimed after all, that the buildings were designed to withstand a direct hit by a modern jet passenger craft. According to NIST and the 911 Commission, the jet impacts of both World Trade towers caused the collapses, or initiated the unique collapses after fires started by the aircraft, weakened the steel support systems of the floors impacted, that caused a secondary catastrophic multiple floor failure. This contradicts the claims of the buildings architects, and casts doubt on the design and engineering industry’s credibility and capability. Because the loss of life was so severe, and the disruption to many lives so far reaching, a class action suit is at least warranted.