2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:48:05 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Bannister Federal Complex, Kansas City, MO
Leaked documents show the GSA knew about contamination at Bannister Federal Complex

By Nadia Pflaum in Follow That Story
Kansas City Pitch
January 27 2010

Russ Ptacek's continuing investigation for Channel 41 regarding sick employees at the Bannister Federal Complex -- sick workers employed outside the Honeywell factory, from the neighboring General Services Administration and IRS facilities in the complex -- has yielded a major bombshell (no pun intended).

A government insider leaked a letter to Ptacek from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to the GSA administrators of the Bannister facility, urging them to follow up on several environmental concerns (emphasis in bold is ours):


GSA buildings and a day care area should be more thoroughly checked for contamination by TCE (tricholorethylene). "The Department requests that the GSA develop a detailed sampling and analysis plan for indoor air sampling at the day care center."


For the entire article, see


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