Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Florida Professor Sues EPA over FOIA Request for Asbestos Information
Miami-Dade College professor Mario Sanchez is suing the Environmental Protection Agency because it failed to release information about crushed asbestos pipe that was found on city property in 2005. The property is slated to become the Veteran's Community Park.
Sanchez had filed a FOIA request seeking all EPA documents concerning the Marco Island property from January 2005 to July 31, 2008. He claims his request was denied because people being investigated by the EPA might be embarrassed if the information becomes public.
The city spokeswoman says there is nothing to substantiate Sanchez's allegations.
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