EPA: ‘ Officials Spent Millions of Tax Dollars Over Years on Alternative Asbestos Report that Threatened Human Health ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 04 – Environmental Protection Agency officials spent millions of tax dollars over a dozen years on an alternative asbestos removal study that “threatened human health,” according to a new report.

The officials conducted the “research for over a decade without appropriate oversight or an agreed research goal,” said the EPA inspector general in a report made public Friday.

“This resulted in wasted resources and the potential exposure of workers and the public to unsafe levels of asbestos,” the report said.

' Asbestos Ban in 1989 '

‘ Asbestos Ban in 1989 ‘

Asbestos was once a commonly used insulation material in millions of structures built across the country before its use was banned by the EPA in 1989, due to its linkage to lung diseases.

A federal court vacated the EPA ban in 1991, but class-action liability litigation has made its use problematic for the construction industry.

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Congress the Other Day Forced Asbestos Victims and Their Families to Release Private Information that will Put Them at Risk of Identity Theft

United States House of Representatives Seal

United States House of Representatives Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 

#AceWorldNews  says ” Asbestos Victims React To House Vote On H.R. 982 a few days ago that requests them to release private information ,that will put them at risk of identity theft”

 

Leaders of the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign today reacted strongly to the 221-199 vote to pass the FACT Act, H.R. 982, by the House of Representatives.

 

Susan Vento, widow of Rep Bruce Vento (D-MN):

 

“I’m deeply disappointed in the vote, but grateful to the Members of Congress who stood up for asbestos victims and their families in opposing legislation that hurts cancer victims. We will continue to oppose this legislation and ensure that it never becomes law.”

 

Judy Van Ness, widow of Naval Veteran Richard L. Van Ness, commented after the vote:

 

Congress today forced asbestos victims and their families to release private information that will put them at risk of identity theft. This delays and could deny badly needed compensation to victims and their families.”

 

Contact: Joy Howell, ACVRC
202-828-7838, c-202-302-5932

 

 

 

 

 

 

English: photograph of Bruce Vento from http:/...

English: photograph of Bruce Vento from http://bioguide.congress.gov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

SOURCE  Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign

 

Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

 

 

 

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