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Porkins Policy Radio episode 185 Jenna Orkin on the health effects of the WTC dust and the EPA’s coverup

This week writer and journalist Jenna Orkin joined me to discuss her book Ground Zero Wars: The fight to reveal the lies of the EPA in the wake of 9/11 and clean up Lower Manhattan, and the ongoing health problems caused by the World Trade Center dust. Jenna started off by telling us where she was on 9/11 and how the day unfolded for her. She talked about the fact that her son went to Stuyvesant High School at the time and how this led her to research the health effects of 9/11. We talked about the lack of clean-up at Stuyvesant and the desire to re-open the school one month after the attacks. Jenna and I talked about how this decision mirrored the official government response to the cleanup of Lower Manhattan and the re-opening of places like Wall Street. We then discussed exactly what was in the dust itself, including asbestos, Mercury, lead, and radioactive material. Jenna explained how the EPA used antiquated tests in order to hide the high levels of toxicity in the air. Jenna also talked about the science behind many of the EPA tests and how the logarithmic scale of measurement measures substances like asbestos.

Later we talked about key figures responsible for covering up the environmental disaster. We looked at EPA head Christine Todd-Whitman who repeatedly lied by saying the air was safe to breathe. We also touched on her husband’s ties to Citigroup who benefited from the EPA’s decision to lie about the safety of ground zero. Jenna and I also talked about James Connaughton who headed the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and how he manipulated press releases from the EPA. Jenna also brought up Connaughton’s connection to the law firm Sidney Austin Brown & Wood which had offices in the World Trade Center.

We finished the conversation by talking about the legacy of the EPA. Jenna and I talked about how the EPA has only gotten worse since 9/11. Jenna also spoke about the need for us as citizens to take personal responsibility in the face of traumatic events like 9/11. We touched on the state of the 9/11 research community as well. Jenna finished off the conversation by talking about her work with the late great Michael Ruppert. Chuck and I rounded out the episode by talking about Ruppert’s legacy as well as the work that goes into producing a live radio show.

Download episode 185

Show Notes:

Ground Zero Wars: The Fight to Reveal the Lies of the EPA in the Wake of 9/11 and Clean Up Lower Manhattan

Scout: A Memoir of Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert

Environmental Protection Agency Issues (Congressional testimony 2003)

Air Contamination at Ground Zero (Congressional testimony 2007)

9/11 Omission Hearings – Jenna Orkin On Environmental Crimes – 9/9/2004

Barasch & McGarry: Lawyers for the 9/11 community

FromTheWilderness.net

“Oh Lucy! – You Gotta Lotta ‘Splainin To Do”

Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 131 Jon Gold and Robbie Martin on 9/11 Saudi Lawsuits and Health Effects

This week I am joined by 9/11 researcher, writer and activist Jon Gold and Robbie Martin of Media Roots. We discuss the legacy of 9/11 and how it continues to impact us on a daily basis, as well as several new developments. We kick off the conversation by looking into the way in which the mainstream and alternative media has moved away from 9/11 as a topic of conversation. Jon talks about his own experiences with in the 9/11 truth movement, and his relationship with many of the family members of victims. The three of us then move onto a widely overlooked aspect of the case, the role that Saudi Arabia played. We look into why so many in the US government and so called conspiracy research community continue to ignore the Saudi angle. We also touch on the importance of the “28 pages” and why it deserves more credit. We then dive into the current lawsuit by 9/11 family members against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jon talks about the history of this case and other cases involving the 9/11 crime. We discuss why it is important to continue litigating 9/11 in a court room. The three of us also touch on why legally prosecuting the Saudi’s will lead to more hard evidence of US involvement in the crime.

In the second hour we look more closely at judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York who is overseeing the 9/11 families lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We discuss his bizarre and bogus explanations for why the Saudi’s had no involvement. Jon explains the falsehoods in many of the statements in the 9/11 commission which claim to exonerate them. We also talk about Judge Daniels case against Iran where he issued a default judgment saying Iran had to pay $10 billion to the 9/11 families and insurance companies. The three of us look at the geopolitical aspects of pinning 9/11 on Iran, and the way’s in which this has been ramped up in the media the past year alone. We look into the role that the recent Saudi purge has played in all of this, and explore the parallels between what is going on now and what happened just before 9/11. Next we move onto another under reported aspect, the environmental and health aspects of 9/11. We talk about Trump’s new budget plan which would gut services like treatment, medication, and screening to the over 83,000 people registered with the World Trade Center Health Program. Jon talks about the negligence and cover up of dangerous toxins by the EPA and over government agencies. Robbie discusses Larry Silverstein’s foreknowledge of dangerous amounts of asbestos in the twin towers prior to his purchasing them from the Port Authority, and how the Twin Towers were a giant money pit of repairs and upgrades. We finish off by touching on Lawrence Wright’s book The Looming Tower being made into a miniseries, and ask the question: Why now?

Jon is currently working on getting all of his interviews from “We Were Lied To About 9/11” transcribed and edited into a book called We Were Lied To About 9/11: The Interviews

Download PPR episode 131

Show Notes:

@911justicenow

Jon Gold YouTube Channel

Media Roots

A Very Heavy Agenda

9/11 Truther: The Fight for Peace, Justice and Accountability by Jon Gold

We Were Lied To About 9/11 (Full Series)

Complete 9/11 Timeline

9/11 Press For Truth

In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories of the 9/11 Families

You Can’t Point A Finger At Saudi Arabia, And Not Have 5 Fingers Pointing Back To The U.S.

The facts speak for themselves #14 “28 pages”

Families in 9/11 Financing Case Ask to Have Judge Replaced

In the shadow of Ground Zero, 9/11 survivors go to court against Saudi Arabia

Khalid al Mihdhar

Iran Told to Pay $10.5 Billion to Sept. 11 Kin, Insurers

9/11 responders’ health treatment and monitoring threatened by Trump’s budget plan

Woodward Shares War Secrets

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