Company led by former Bush official wins September 11 contract

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A company headed by former Bush administration Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has won an $11 million contract to treat some of the workers exposed to toxic debris from the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract was awarded to Logistics Health, where Thompson is president. It’s aimed at tracking the health of 4,000 to 6,000 workers who live outside the New York City area.

New York Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says it’s ironic that Thompson’s company won the contract — given what she calls “the history of delay from the Bush administration when he was secretary and now.”

When he was Bush’s health chief, Thompson was accused of not doing enough to help those exposed to toxic debris.

The company will provide annual exams to the World Trade Center responders and diagnose and treat their 9/11-related conditions.

Associated Press – June 4, 2008 3:03 PM ET

Source: AP

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