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Panel urges more Ground
By Michael Saul, Daily
News, April 13, 2004
In a major breakthrough for advocates, a panel of experts looking at the 9/11 health
fallout agreed yesterday to recommend the federal government do more comprehensive testing
around Ground Zero.
The panel, an advisory board to the Environmental Protection Agency, wants the agency to
probe whether there are still contaminants polluting buildings in a broad swath of lower
Manhattan - including in businesses and firehouses, member David Newman said.
"The office buildings and residences ... are still choking with lethal debris created
by Osama Bin Laden and left in place by Bin Laden's accomplices in our federal, state and
city governments," Robert Gulack, a senior attorney at the Securities and Exchange
Commission who has suffered health problems since the terrorist attacks, told the panel.
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