As this week marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 assaults, we have a look at an enraging new documentary, “9/11’s Unsettled Dust,” on the impression of the poisonous, cancer-causing smoke and dirt that hung over floor zero and the way the Environmental Protection Agency put Wall Street’s pursuits earlier than public well being and instructed individuals the air was protected to breathe.
One of the important thing figures within the movie is Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, who was among the many first to reveal the general public well being and environmental disaster at floor zero in a sequence of studies for the New York Daily News.
He says the extreme backlash from the mayor’s workplace and federal officers “cowed” the newspaper, however he has no regrets. “My only mistake was believing that it would take 20 years for people to get sick,” González says.
“It took about five years for the deaths and the severe illnesses to really become apparent.” Director Lisa Katzman says she made the movie as a result of she was a resident of Lower Manhattan who noticed the assault and its aftermath up shut and wished “to address the lack of accountability” from metropolis and federal officers.
“The same people that were always touting ‘Never forget! Never forget!’ and constantly reminding us of the heroism of these responders were unwilling to do anything to actually help them,” notes Katzman.
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