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Study led by NC congressman says FEMA ignored toxic findings

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An investigation by congressional Democrats is critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It says FEMA manipulated scientific research in order to play down the danger posed by formaldehyde in trailers issued to hurricane victims. North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller led the investigation, which was released today. Democrats on a House Science and Technology subcommittee wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about the results of the investigation involving victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita now living in FEMA trailers. They said FEMA "ignored, hid and manipulated government research on the potential impact of long-term exposure to formaldehyde" on the victims. FEMA is part of the Homeland Security Department. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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This is what happens....

when we live in a sue society. Can't get it here,,,,let's sue we will be sure to get it there.

This is so typical....

These people were homeless, the government provided trailers, and now they're griping about formaldehyde levels in the trailers caused by the glues used in assembly. Guess what - the issue of formaldehyde fumes in new construction has been with us for many, many years. This is nothing new! The manufacturers knew that formaldehyde levels would be high for months after production. The government knew it. Anyone with a brain knows it! You hypocrites had already been briefed on it when you were suing in federal court to keep the trailer camps open longer. Welcome to an IMperfect world! You can't produce thousands of trailers within a few months and have them be totally free of all residual chemical fumes upon delivery. It doesn't work that way. This is nothing more than the next chapter in The Katrina Gravy Boat. "Now that the direct aid is starting to end, we'll sue for more money by claiming that the formaldehyde is making us sick." I'd redommend using standard, military-issue GP tents next time, but you'd probably sue because there was no air conditioning. Ungrateful weasels!

Common you hit the nail on

Common you hit the nail on the head on this one. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't

You are precisely correct

Everybody wants a box of chocolates and a long stem rose. Same as Camp Lejune water IMHO.