Sunday, June 17, 2007

Pawlenty, A ReThug Governor, Has His Health Department Suppress A Report Concerning Miners & Cancer?

We may never know, but we do know this:

The Minnesota Health Department suppressed research about additional deadly cancers among Iron Range miners for a year, even though a top government scientist warned that the findings raised significant new health issues.

The department discovered in March 2006 that a rare, asbestos-related cancer had stricken 35 more miners than the 17 previously known. All of the miners have died. The state didn't release the new information until March of this year, a decision that some health experts are now criticizing.

Maybe it's time to impeach Gov. Pawlenty?

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