In Risking the Lives of the Unborn published in the Huffington Post, Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, writes “For the last eight years, federal agencies charged with protecting our health were systematically discouraged or even prevented from doing their jobs.”
One of the central villains of the great toxic cover-up, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), has admitted that its earlier “clean bill of health” to the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico was unwarranted. Only months earlier, the ATSDR also conceded that it had incorrectly determined that contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC, posed no increased risk of cancer to adults.
Again, ATSDR has given the “clean bill of health” to several military toxic sites, despite significant community concern about the environmental health impacts. It’s time to revisit the ATSDR “studies” in Hawai’i.