I’ve been sitting in my office on Wall Street – which is about four blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center – since before 8:00 AM and not one person who’s called on the phone or walked by my desk has even mentioned that today is the sixth anniversary of the day those towers went down. And what’s most surprising to me about that odd fact is that…it doesn’t surprise me at all. Like a lot of other people who were in NYC on that day six years ago, I’d just as soon move on from the continuous analytical overhaul of an event that no one will ever be able to erase from public consciousness.
George Tabb Interviewed on CNN (Image Source)
Aside from knowing NYC rock journalist and musician George (Furious George) Tabb for years and always knowing him to be an all around great guy, George is a former WTC area resident who really stepped up to the plate after 9/11 as a voice of the people concerned with the environmental hazards resulting from the tragedy. Despite the obvious, Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Whitman said a week after the attacks: “I am glad to reassure the people of New York … that their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink…” Yeah, right.