|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:06:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Health Agency Chief Resigns After Clash With Marines Over Camp Lejeune [NC] Problems"|
Health Agency Chief Resigns After Clash With Marines Over Camp
Tense email exchanges and a Capitol Hill meeting preceded Tanja
Popovic's sudden and quiet resignation.
By Mike Magner National Journal March 20, 2014The head of a federal agency that investigates health problems linked to toxic-waste sites has stepped down after a clash with former Marines who believe their families were harmed by poisoned drinking water at Camp Lejeune.
Tanja Popovic's sudden resignation followed a tumultuous seven weeks as acting director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during which she assured West Virginia residents that their water was safe to drink after a toxic chemical spill in January, questioned the need for a study of cancers that may be linked to Camp Lejeune's tainted water, and sent scolding emails to aides of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/health-agency-chief-resigns- after-clash-with-marines-over-camp-lejeune-problems-20140320
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