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Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach
Date:5/23/2008

Officials Rig Studies/Tests; Cover-up Health Hazards on Illinois Beaches

Beach Visitors' Asbestos Safety Tips Published

CHICAGO, May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beach season opens this weekend! Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society asked nationally recognized asbestos safety risk expert, Jeffery C. Camplin, to compile "Asbestos Tips for Beach Visitors" who choose to visit the beaches, risking exposure to amphibole asbestos, the most deadly type. For decades, trillions of asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from USEPA's Johns-Manville asbestos Superfund site in Waukegan, IL. This bungled clean-up attempt has contaminated the entire Illinois shoreline and polluted the drinking water supply http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/Chicago_Water_Bureau_Asbestos_Study.pd f. Camplin reviewed USEPA, CDC/ATSDR and state studies/tests, finding they were "deeply flawed and severely lacking in standardized scientific protocols." http://chicagojournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=46&SubSectionID=139&ArticleID= 4854&TM=42288.05

Dunesland's President Paul A. Kakuris said, "Officials rigged studies/tests to cover-up their involvement in obstructing and not enforcing pollution hazard violations against polluters facilitating and dumping asbestos fibers into the drinking water supply. Waves wash fibers onto the beaches where sand releases asbestos during beach activities, exposing millions of unwitting victims to deadly asbestos fibers while corrupt public officials and polluters' consultants rigged studies, using government funds." http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/A_Spoiled_Shoreline_Broadcast.pdf

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