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Profile: Joel Shufro

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(January 2002)

“The agencies have made it a priority to get the lower Manhattan financial and stock markets up and running at any cost. In so doing, they have allowed thousands of people to be exposed to substances that haven’t even all been identified, let alone quantified,” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/13/2002]

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(February 2002)

“It is extremely distressing to learn that the EPA knew how caustic samples of the dust were and didn’t publicize the information immediately, or make sure that OSHA publicized it…. If we had known at the time exactly how caustic the dust could be, we would have been in a better position to make informed decisions about respiratory protection to recommend and about the urgency of ensuring that workers and residents followed those recommendations…. It is inexcusable for EPA to have kept silent for so long about such a potential hazard.” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/10/2002]

Associated Events

Joel Shufro was a participant or observer in the following events:

Joel Shufro, Executive Director of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, questions whether federal, state, and city officials are putting economic interests ahead of the health of New York Lower Manhattan residents and WTC rescue and recovery workers. He comments: “The agencies have made it a priority to get the lower Manhattan financial and stock markets up and running at any cost. In so doing, they have allowed thousands of people to be exposed to substances that haven’t even all been identified, let alone quantified.” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/13/2002]

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