Monday, June 18, 2007
How nasty can you get.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Minnesota Health Department withheld information about asbestos-related cancers that killed 35 miners. The Star uncovered documents that exposed the nasty behavior.
The recovered documents showed that Minnesota Health Department officials had known for over a year that mesothelioma caused the deaths of more miners than previously suspected but failed to disclose the information despite urging by scientists.
Health officials have defended the silence saying they did not want to raise alarm without concrete evidence.
David Shaffer, Minneapolis Star Tribune 06/16/2007 Read Article: Minneapolis Star Tribune