April 11, 2007
From bad to worse: "Ten workers who spent years, even decades, working in asbestos-laden utility tunnels under the [U.S.] Capitol complex were reassigned yesterday because of concerns for their health." The catch: "...they are being transferred to the power plant, which is in the midst of a seven-month asbestos removal." Why? Because the workers complained after their doctors told them that they had evidence in their lungs of asbestos exposure. Ah yes, your federal tax dollars at work.