Epa: No Lingering Environmental Danger At Wtc Site

Date: October 18, 2001

Source: News Room

Extensive tests of air, dust and water in and around the site where New York's World Trade Center once stood have uncovered no major risks to people's health, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. A statement from the EPA and a Labor Department division dealing with health and safety said metals levels were slightly higher than normal in run-off water from the site, but this was not a cause for concern. Levels of deadly dioxin were also somewhat higher than normal, but the agencies said this would die down after the last fires were extinguished at the site.

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