This is a request for an investigation by the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund & Environmental Health into the falsification of pH corrosivity data for World Trade Center dust. This corrosivity is attributed to be one of the causative agents in current respiratory disabilities and/or deaths of first responders, recovery workers, laborers, residents, and office workers. Corrosive dusts would also have facilitated the entry into the body via the respiratory system of other toxic substances found in World Trade Center emissions.
Part 1 of this complaint contains new evidence of additional falsifications of pH testing of WTC dust, in addition to the allegations of fraud raised in my 8/22/06 and 10/25/06 complaints to your Congressional delegation, as well as to the EPA Inspector General (IG).
Part 2 of this complaint documents the historical falsifications (dating back to 1980) for the pH levels known to cause corrosive human tissue damage. These falsified pH levels were incorporated into EPA’s Hazardous Substances list under the National Contingency Plan/Superfund, and thus had a significant impact on the assessment of hazards of WTC dust.