By Anthony DePalma
The area alternate Center’s destruction unleashed one of many gravest environmental catastrophes in U.S. heritage. Now, former long island occasions floor 0 reporter Anthony DePalma offers a whole accounting of the catastrophe that Sep 11. He separates myths from reality…reveals judgements that destroyed public trust…shares sufferers’ untold stories…and is helping us ascertain this by no means occurs back.
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All were exposed to a mixture of contaminants whose toxicity was unknown. In a setting fraught with so much danger, the only proper response was caution. But there were other interests to consider besides science and public health policy. And these factors were seen as equally important at that time. The terrorists hoped to incite panic in the streets. They wanted people to refuse to go back to work on Wall Street. They wanted to see a population on the run, people unwilling to put aside their own interests for any greater good.
The New York Stock Exchange reopened at its normal time on Monday, September 17. A handful of the employees who reported to work that day wore light dust masks. Most had nothing. To wear a respirator mask while firefighters desperately clawed through the rubble looking for survivors a few yards away struck most people as either selfish or inappropriate, like applying hand sanitizer before responding to a forest fire. But some people in Lower Manhattan did anyway. One of them was Suzanne Mattei, then the head of the New York City office of the Sierra Club.
One of them was Suzanne Mattei, then the head of the New York City office of the Sierra Club. Because of her work, she knew how hazardous the contaminated air could be. And because of previous run-ins with the government, she also believed the EPA’s test results were probably inaccurate or misleading. As she walked to her downtown office wearing a half-face respirator, Mattei could feel the harsh stares of passersby, and eventually they made her feel strangely unpatriotic for taking personal precautions at a time of national tragedy.