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Edited by Deb McAdams
Tuesday, September 13, 1994 Page 2
EPA condemns dioxin
WASHINGTON — An EPA draft
study reaffirming health dangers from
dioxin is expected to prompt new con
trolson waste incinerators and intensify
debate over the use of chlorine.
The draft report reaffirms that diox
in in all likelihood causes cancer in
humans and raises for the first time
concern that even in trace amounts
through the food chain there may be a
risk to immune, reproductive and de
velopmental systems, according to En
vironmental Protection Agency docu
The agency plans to release thc2,000
page study on Tuesday. It must still
undergo review by the agency’s Science
Advisory Board before becoming final
“It will provide fuel for the call to re
examine our use of chlorine,” said Peter
dcFur, a scientist at the Environmental
“Industry asked for this reassess
ment, hoping to ‘detoxify’ dioxin. In
stead, their plan backfired. We now
know we have even more reason to be
concerned about dioxin in the environ
ment,” said Jessica Landman, an attor
ney for the Natural Resources Defense
Dioxins are highly toxic chemical
compounds that arc produced as
byproducts in combustion and in cer
tain chemical and industrial processes
invol ving chlorine. Although produced
in relatively small quantities, dioxins
for years have been considered among
the most toxic pollutants.
The EPA draft study emphasized
that there is still much to be learned
about how dioxins affect the body and
that it is not yet known where all dioxins
Nevertheless the EPA scientists con
cluded there is evidence that dioxins
from incinerator smokestacks travel
through the air, fall on plants and grass
es, and in tum make their way in trace
amounts into humans through foods.
These exposures pose a variety of non
cancer risks, the study concludes.
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Plane crashes at White House
pierced the restricted /one around
the White House early Monday.crash
ing near the mansion and killing the
pilot. President Clinton and his fam
ily were staying in a guest house
across the street when the crash oc
Security forces launchcda furious
investigation that quickly centered
on a small airfield in Harford County
north of Baltimore, where a small
plane matching the identity of the
one that crashed was reported stolen.
Interviewing people at the Harford
airport, the Secret Service identified
the pilot as Frank Corder.
Cordcr’s brother, John, said fam
ily members were in Washington to
identify the body. Corder said his
brother had never been in any trouble
with authorities and has no strong
political beliefs. Corder and his wife
of 10 years separated three weeks
ago, the brother said.
“It came as a real surprise,” he
truck driver in the freight division at
Baltimore Washington Internation
A senior White House official,
speakingon condition of anonymity,
said the pilot had a history of mental
Emblems and that the incident “may
avc more to do with the pilot’s own
problems as opposed to any kind of
security attempt on the president’s
Despite elaborate security precau
tions, the small rcd-and-whitcCcssna,
two-seater aircraft apparently flew
unchallenged onto the White House
grounds. The plane flew near the
Washington Monument about 2 a.m.
and made a left-hand turn toward the
White House complex, said Adolphus
Roberts, an eyewitness.
One official said 14 seconds
"It had lights on both
wings, it turned left
and lined up with the
White House. I heard a
large boom sound.
Ihere was no fire, no
eyewitness to the crash
elapsed from the time between the
first notice that a plane was in the
restricted area and the crash. The
Secret Service apparently did not fire
upon the plane.
The Clintons were staying across
the street at Blair House, a govern
ment guest house, during renova
tions of the White House. They were
Spurred by the intrusion, the Se
cret Service spearheaded an inter
agency review of security precau
When the plane crashed, “it tum
bled and came to rest against the
building, no flame, no fireball,” said
White House spokesman Arthur
“It had lights on both wings, it
turned left and lined up with the
White House,” Roberts said of the
Cessna. “I heard a large boom sound.
There was no fire, no nothing.”
The plane tore into the grass of the
South Lawn about 50 feet from the
White House, leaving ueep gouge
marks, then smashed through a large
magnolia tree before coming to rest
against the wall of the White House.
It sheered off some branches of the
tree, which was planted during An
drew Jackson’s presidency, from
Firefighters rushed to the White
House and washed the area down to
clean up spilled fuel.
Roberts, the eyewitness, said he
heard no engine noise, suggesting
the plane ’ s engines had been shut off.
It was not known if there was any
radio contact with the plane, the
Federal Aviation Administration
The pilot took off from a Mary
land airport about two hours before
the crash, according to Washington
television station WUSA. Quoting
police sources, the station said the
plane flew to Washington from the
northwest, traveling down 17 th street
and making a U-tum over the Ell ipse
and then approaching the White
It was not picked up on National
Airport’s radar because it was flying
too low, the sources said.
The plane somersaulted and came
to rest against the south side of the
Clinton was notified of the inci
dent by White House Chief of Stall
Leon Panetta about halfan houraftcr
Clinton was not awakened by the
sound of the crash, Jones said. “There
wasn’t any noise, perse.” the spokes
Transportation Department offi
cials said the red-and-white plane
was a single-engine Cessna 172. The
crash occurred about 2 a.m.
Sandra Allen,a spokeswoman for
the Federal Aviation Administra
tion, said she did not know where the
plane came from, where it was going
or why it crashed.
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