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Henry Waxman is having hearings about FEMA's provision of toxic trailers to Katerina victims.

Another FEMA official wrote, the office of general counsel has advised “We do not do testing, because it would imply FEMA's ownership of this issue.” Early in the process, due to the perseverance of a pregnant mother with a four month old child, FEMA did test one occupied trailer. The results showed that their trailer had formaldehyde levels 75 times higher than the maximum workplace exposure levels recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The mother evacuated the trailer. FEMA then stopped testing other trailers.

They knew, and they knew they didn't want to know.

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