Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe

Christine Todd Whitman has apologized for telling New Yorkers their air was safe. Whitman, who was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency  at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, announced to the public that the air around the World Trade Center in New York was safe to breathe. Now she admits for the first time that she was wrong reports Joanna Walters in the Guardian.

“I’m very sorry that people are sick,” she said. “I’m very sorry that people are dying and if the EPA and I in any way contributed to that, I’m sorry. We did the very best we could at the time with the knowledge we had.”

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