Monday, April 28, 2014

EPA releases information for second FOIA

The EPA has responded to my second Freedom of Information Act request. There isn’t much in the way of anything remarkable except for what is absent. The EPA claims to have had no contact with Mexican authorities and there have been no requests to reimport the ship’s electrical system into the U.S.

As you recall, I had been told by an Associated Press reporter that the lab scientist who performed the PCB testing on the ship claimed that no PCBs were found but the ship’s electrical system was being sent back to the U.S. for recycling. The copper would have been very valuable, so why would they ship it back to the U.S. if it wasn’t for the high likelihood that it was contaminated with PCBs because of its age? Someone is fibbing somewhere, but no surprises there.

It's also worthy to note that I received two copies of the cover letter from EPA, one on April 16 and one on April 17. The document was stamped MARCH 15. How can they keep track of deadlines when they can't even release information stamped with the correct date?

The link to the released documents is here:

(Originally posted April 21, 2014)

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