WASHINGTON (AP) -- An investigation by congressional Democrats is
critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
It says FEMA manipulated scientific research in order to play
down the danger posed by formaldehyde in trailers issued to
North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller led the investigation,
which was released today.
Democrats on a House Science and Technology subcommittee wrote
to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about the results
of the investigation involving victims of hurricanes Katrina and
Rita now living in FEMA trailers.
They said FEMA "ignored, hid and manipulated government
research on the potential impact of long-term exposure to
formaldehyde" on the victims.
FEMA is part of the Homeland Security Department.