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Panel of Scientists Wants More Testing for Contamination at WTC Site
New York 1, January 19, 2005

A group of scientists says there are flaws in the way the government wants to test for contamination at the World Trade Center site.

The independent Expert Advisory Committee, made up of six scientists, submitted its report to the Environmental Protection Agency this week. The committee wants tests done for mercury, small fiber asbestos and other toxins from Ground Zero.

The report also urges the EPA to test buildings in parts of Brooklyn for contamination and to look at the health of residents as they determine a zone for testing.

The EPA and the WTC Expert Technical Review Panel are expected to meet in late February to discuss the findings.


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