"Competing priorities" kept workers at Ground Zero from finding out about poisons in the air. The New York Post reports the federal government knowingly sent workers into the area knowing the air was dangerous. But they wanted to get Wall Street back up and running.
It was then National Security Advisor Condi Rice who signed off on air quality around Gorund Zero -- saying it was safe even though EPA assessments showed massive amounts of toxins in the air.
Studies suggest workers have had their lives shortened by 12 years through their exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero. (NYP)