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A Guide to Rudy’s Downtown Record

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A Guide to Rudy’s Downtown Record

Downtown Express Editorial
March 9 - 15, 2007

But he also made mistakes that should make anyone considering him for president pause. After the attack, there was no dispute that the World Trade Center dust that littered Downtown apartments and offices and blew into Brooklyn contained toxic chemicals, but Giuliani stubbornly refused the call to press the Environmental Protection Agency to take responsibility for making sure buildings were tested and cleaned properly. It was long after Giuliani left office when the E.P.A. finally agreed to a cleanup plan, but it was inadequate and the mayor’s powerful voice could have led to a good plan sooner. (keep reading)

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