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Panel urges more Ground Zero tests
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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