WTC dust

9/11: Still Killing

TIME magazine has a photo-essay that features first responders and other victims of the toxic fallout of 9/11.

In addition to the obvious tragedy of these stories, the eyewitness account of the firefighter at the beginning of the essay may be of interest to those working on the controlled demolition theory. He describes the Ground Zero pile as hot as a "volcano" and contained an "orange-yellowish smoke" coming from below that turned their skin "maroon." He says he doesn't know "what kind of chemicals" were coming out of the pile.

9/11 Unmasked

It just occured to me that we should wear those cheap nuisance dust masks with "9-11" written on them in big black marker at the Sept. 11,2007 and the 11th of the Month protests, in honor of the NYC dust victims, and to call for our elected leaders to "unmask" the Truth of 9/11.

From the grave: "I am the victim of the lies of my government"

The Tribeca Trib

'I believe my cancer is related to exposure to WTC dust and smoke.'

By Etta Sanders

(The following opinion piece was written by Etta Sanders shortly before her death and was provided to the Trib by her husband, Andrew Weinstein.)

I believe I am the victim of the lies of my government. I live a short distance from the World Trade Center site. Ten days after the Sept. 11 attacks, my husband, our twin boys who had turned 3-years-old on Sept. 8, and I moved back into our home.

For months, like so many of our neighbors, we worried about the air, kept our windows closed, ran air filters day and night, took the children out of the neighborhood to play outdoors and tried to believe what we were told—that the air was safe.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage IV, metastatic lung cancer. Inoperable. Incurable. Since then I have responded well to a series of treatments, chemotherapy and recently approved pills. I have been able to maintain a normal life—working, traveling, caring for my family. My condition has now worsened and the possible treatment options are running out.

I strongly believe my cancer is related to exposure to World Trade Center dust and smoke. If the government had said we’re not sure about the safety of the air and it would be prudent for residents to stay away, I don’t think I would have this cancer.

another 9/11 rescue dog dies

Sadly, Jake is no longer with us.

NEW YORK - A black Labrador that burrowed through smoking debris after Sept. 11 and flooded rubble after Hurricane Katrina in search of survivors has died of cancer.

Owner Mary Flood had 12-year-old Jake put to sleep Wednesday after a last stroll through the fields and a dip in the creek near their home in Oakley, Utah. Flood said Jake had been in pain, shaking with a 105-degree fever as he lay on the lawn.

No one can say whether the dog would have gotten sick if he hadn’t been exposed to the toxic air at the World Trade Center, but cancer in dogs Jake’s age is common. [edit: yeah, right]

Some owners of rescue dogs who worked at ground zero claim their animals have died because of their work there. But scientists who have spent years studying the health of Sept. 11 search-and-rescue dogs have found no sign of major illness in the animals.

Outrageous lie from CFP: 9/11 "Truthers" ignore tragedy of first responders

This disgusting lie must be opposed by every Truther. Please use the email address below to tell Ms. McLeod how wrong she is. Also, notice how many right-wing "news" groups she works for.

9/11 "Truthers" ignore tragedy of first responders

By Judi McLeod
Monday, July 23, 2007

So-called 9/11 "truthers" bypass the truth even when it begs for answers.

Here’s a theory worth probing: The WTC Captive Insurance Co. has "squandered" money that should go to 10,000 cops, firefighters and other workers ill from toxic exposure at Ground Zero. (Susan Edelman, New York Post, July 22, 2007).

According to many conspiracies about 9/11 is the one that insists al Qaeda is not responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center, the U.S. government is.

"The Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet"; it was hit by a cruise missile. United Flight 93 did not crash after its occupants rushed the cockpit; it was deliberately taken down by a U.S. Air Force fighter." (, Sept. 3, 2006).

Cartoon: "Two Memorials"

From SlowpokeBlog, Commentary by Slowpoke cartoonist Jen Sorensen.

Company to test 9/11 debris

Can we ask them to test for signs of explosives?

Schenectady company to analyze 9/11 debris

By CHRIS CHURCHILL, Business writer

First published: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

SCHENECTADY -- Nearly six years after the terrorist attack that felled the World Trade Center towers, questions remain over whether the dust and debris that rained down on lower Manhattan have contaminated New York City neighborhoods.

A small company in Schenectady is helping to answer those questions.

Northeast Analytical Inc. has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to analyze samples being taken from apartments and businesses in lower Manhattan, in an area south of Canal Street.

Specifically, Northeast is testing the samples for lead and contaminants called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. It's the only company chosen by the EPA to do so, although other companies will test for asbestos or airborne pollutants.

If contamination is found, apartment or business owners will have their property professionally cleaned for free.

Laws of physics upgraded — gravity now MUCH stronger

The+New+911+Casualties is a horrifying story about what happened to the rescue workers at Ground Zero — more particularly, what happened to their lungs. It’s a very good piece, with the exception of a brief but necessary wave to I.C. — Imperial Correctness. I.C. dictates that the American Empire can make mistakes and (it’s now being whispered) even be callous or downright scandalous in its behavior, but never EVER would it take the lead role in perpetrating atrocities — still less against its own people. That this is provably false from the historical record is not the point; nor will you persuade the willing upholders of I.C. that they are merely saying what Big Daddy tells them to. They can quite rightly point to the fact that they don’t always believe Big Daddy. Big Daddy, the national security state, might, indeed, be wrong. But if he did certain things, he would simply cease to BE Big Daddy, and that is NOT acceptable.

The brief but necessary wave consists of the following bit of disinfo about the Twin Towers, so transparent it might almost be a good thing:

FDNY Thyroid Cancer Shock

FDNY Thyroid Cancer Shock
Source: NY Post


July 8, 2007 -- An alarming number of FDNY firefighters are battling a rare cancer that typically targets women, The Post has learned.

At least eight firefighters have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer over the past five years. Another five have undergone partial or full thyroidectomies after their doctors discovered abnormal cell growth that could lead to cancer around the glands.

The cluster has sprung up among those who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 or helped in recovery and cleanup afterward, firefighters said.

The relatively rare illness is known to affect women at three times the rate it hits males. The FDNY cases involve only men.

The National Cancer Institute put the incidence rate at 4.3 per 100,000 men - much lower than the eight cases among approximately 11,000 firefighters on the FDNY force on 9/11.

Air of Truth

July 8, 2007
Op-Ed Contributor
Air of Truth

IN her recent testimony before the House subcommittee that I lead, Christie Whitman, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, played a shell game intended to create confusion about the federal government’s failure to protect rescue workers and others in New York after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.

In the days after the attacks, the agency repeatedly gave blanket assurances about air quality. For example, Mrs. Whitman said on Sept. 18, 2001, that she was “glad to reassure the people of New York” that “their air is safe to breathe.” Such broad assurances contradicted government tests Mrs. Whitman had showing dangerous levels of asbestos both on the World Trade Center site — the so-called pile — and in surrounding neighborhoods. She now says that her statements referred to air quality in Lower Manhattan generally, not to air quality on the pile where rescue personnel were working.

Congress Critical of EPA's Information on 9/11


OMB Watch
Published on 06/26/2007

Congress Critical of EPA's Information on 9/11

In recent House and Senate hearings, Congress called to task the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman for misrepresenting the health dangers World Trade Center (WTC) dust posed to the public in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Senate hearing, chaired by Sen. Hillary Clinton ☼ (D-NY), was held by the Committee on Environment and Public Works' Superfund and Environmental Health Subcommittee on June 20; the House hearing, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler ☼ (D-NY), was held June 25 by the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

The hearings focused on two main areas: (1) EPA's public communications about outside air quality immediately after the towers' collapse; and (2) EPA's programs to sample and clean inside residential air. In both instances, EPA's information greatly impacted the public's ability to make responsible decisions for their self-protection.

Whitman continues to lie, as congressional testimony draws near

"Former Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency Christine Todd Whitman said Thursday that the Giuliani administration appeared to be more concerned with its image than the safety and speedy response of EPA employees in the wake of the 2001 anthrax scare."

"Whitman said New York City had taken responsibility for the work at Ground Zero, and that she could only urge city officials -- on an almost daily basis -- to require workers to use respirators.

Thompson asked if Whitman believed the health of Ground Zero workers was a "ticking time bomb."

"I'm not a scientist, so it's hard to say definitively, but I do (believe that). We wouldn't have been saying that the workers should wear respirators, that there was a difference, that there was a problem with the air on the pile, if we didn't think there might be health consequences from it."

Whitman spoke with WNBC on the eve of a congressional showdown Monday, in which she will testify about the EPA's response, facing U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler -- who has already called her a liar."

Clinton condemns response to 9/11 dust


Clinton condemns response to 9/11 dust

BY MARTIN C. EVANS; This story was supplement

June 21, 2007

WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday chastised the Bush administration for failing to warn New Yorkers about toxic dust after the terror attack on the World Trade Center, but withheld criticism of the city's response under then-mayor and fellow presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani.

"Nearly six years after 9/11, we still don't have the whole truth about the toxic cloud of poison that filled the air after the towers fell," Clinton said yesterday at a hearing of the Senate subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health, which she chairs.

"We don't have an explanation for the misrepresentations that put countless people at risk of exposure to chemicals that we know are causing illness and death."

The chief of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, James Connaughton, defended the administration's handling of the toxic cleanup, saying its response was "conveyed real-time in fast-moving circumstances."

Michael Wolsey Guest Hosts on Words of Freedom Radio Show, part 3

In this special broadcast of Visibility 9-11, Michael guest hosts the third of a series of interviews for the radio program Words of Freedom with George Flynn. Words of Freedom is aired on KRFC, 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado on Monday nights at 5:30 - 6:00 pm mountain time (no commercials).  This opportunity provides a valuable window to introduce 9-11 truth to an audience who rarely hear our message.  Many thanks to George for the honor of sitting in for him while he is away on business.

Dr. Cate Jenkins' New Article in the Journal of 9/11 Studies

Dr. Cate Jenkins holds a PhD in Chemistry and works for the Environmental Protection Agency. She has written an important article -- a Request for Senate Investigation regarding the WTC Dust, here:

In an addendum, she also requests an FBI investigation:

The reader will note that Dr. Jenkins is not reluctant to criticize EPA and other officials and politicians in her quest for correct science regarding the toxicity of the WTC dust -- and fairness for those people who were injured by that toxic dust. Hundreds even thousands were hurt by the stuff. In an email, Jenna Orkin writes:

"I've worked with and relied on Cate Jenkins for over five years. As far as I know, her science is sterling and she is among the handful of people who spoke up forcefully and truthfully in the beginning when it counted the most but few were able or willing to do so.