Bush Scandals List

313. A buried report on Great Lakes pollution

A report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry detailing public health concerns in the Great Lakes region due to industrial pollution has been suppressed since the summer of 2007. Its principal author Chris de Rosa director of the ATSDR’s division of toxicology and environmental medicine since 1992 was subsequently demoted and re-assigned to a non-supervisory “special assistant” position. As often happens in these cases, unnamed higher ups had “significant questions” about the work product. Translation: The report was politically embarrassing.

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