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"New York’s MTA Ignored Asbestos Dangers For Years" - Matt Mauney

  • Asbestos
  • New York, NY
  • (October 08, 2019)

Glaring safety issues involving asbestos exposure within the Metropolitan Transportation Authority extend further than the East New York bus depot in Brooklyn, a report from the agency’s inspector general alleges. Last month, the New York Daily News reported MTA’s East New York bus depot in Brooklyn had exposed thousands of workers to asbestos for decades through the aging building’s ventilation system. “This does not surprise me. These situations occur frequently,” said Raja Flores, MD, professor and system chair of thoracic surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “Many do not want to identify asbestos because it costs a lot of money to abate. Many would just rather turn a blind eye to it.”

Raja M. Flores, MD, Steven and Ann Ames Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Thoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System


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