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On 9/11, how did Christine Whitman's staff get the air quality so WRONG?

Asked by Mr_M (7596points) September 12th, 2008

At least three times after the towers collapsed Christine Whitman reported that the air was safe. She has since blamed her scientists for the mistake. How did they get it so wrong? Was anyone fired?

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SuperMouse's avatar

Because she was told to get it “wrong.” She said what she was told to say, regardless of what the scientists or common sense had to say.

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Now why would she be told to get it “wrong”? To what gain?

SuperMouse's avatar

To keep people from panicking any more than they already were maybe? That would be my best guess anyway.

JackAdams's avatar

For those who may not know who Christine Whitman is…

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