Thursday, July 19, 2007

NY cleans up after asbestos-tainted blast

Well, if anything, at least we showed al-qaeda that we're perfectly capable of destroying New York City on our own.

Some New Yorkers have doubted official assurances that the air surrounding yesterday's deadly steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan was safe to breathe despite the discovery of asbestos-tainted debris.

Gee I wonder why they have doubts? Could it be because they said the same thing about ground zero after the 9/11 attacks and yet, low and behold, all the rescue workers are now getting sick?

Workers began cleaning up the site of Thursday evening's blast, which shook buildings, unleashed a geyser of steam and boiling, brownish water, and sent people fleeing in scenes reminiscent of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

You know, except for the planes, the people jumping from skyscrapers, the collapse of the two most famous towers in the US.

A six-square-block area beside busy Grand Central Station was cordoned off by police wearing breathing masks after tests showed the debris contained asbestos - widely used in the past as a flame retardant and insulator but now known to be a dangerous carcinogen.

So if the airs safe why the breathing masks?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's New York City plan to cover every new yorker with asbestos-tainted debris by the end of the year

July 27, 2007 1:43 PM  

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