Daily News Archive
From September 19, 2001
Taken in Midst of Disaster
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring New York City air in the wake of the destruction on September 11, according to Environment News Service. Federal environment officials' sampled air downwind of the World Trade Center. Analysis showed levels of lead, asbestos, and volatile organic compounds were "not detectable or not of concern."
Testing and monitoring
at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites are taking place to ensure
the safety of rescue workers and the public. According to EPA Administrator
The safety of workers digging trenches amidst underground leaking gas lines to shut off gas leaks in New York City is another concern. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working with this issue, advising the workers wear protective gear and respirators.
Read more at http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2001/2001L-09-13-04.html