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Tonight on 60 Minutes: A Toxic Cover-Up by the Bush administration
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(CBS)A government whistle-blower says the Bush administration covered up the reasons for a toxic coal slurry spill in Appalachia that ranks among the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Jack Spadaro tells Correspondent Bob Simon that political appointees in the Department of Labor whitewashed a report that said an energy company that had contributed to the Republican Party was responsible for the 300-million gallon spill.


Spadaro was until recently the head of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy and played a key role in investigating the spill, which was 25 times the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska.


"The Bush administration came in and the scope of our investigation was considerably shortened. I had never seen something so corrupt and lawless in my entire career...interference with a federal investigation of the most serious environmental disaster in the history of the Eastern United States."

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  -Tonight on 60 Minutes: A Toxic Cover-Up by the Bush administration Wonk  Apr-04-04 05:49 PM   #0 
  - I tells ya..  tedoll78   Apr-04-04 05:51 PM   #1 
  - Just When You Thought You Knew How Despicable They Were  Beetwasher   Apr-04-04 05:54 PM   #2 
  - Summary of 60 Minutes Report  JPZenger   Apr-04-04 10:09 PM   #26 
  - On Now - Kick  mtnester   Apr-04-04 06:00 PM   #3 
  - On next (kick)  Wonk   Apr-04-04 06:33 PM   #4 
  - the fucking cockroaches  CatWoman   Apr-04-04 06:47 PM   #5 
  - doesn't come on till later  imax2268   Apr-04-04 06:48 PM   #6 
  - Why is 60 minutes/CBS beating up on Bush so much?  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 06:49 PM   #7 
  - well, who do you want to beat up on them?  CatWoman   Apr-04-04 06:52 PM   #8 
  - Woodward book  AnnInLa   Apr-04-04 07:00 PM   #9 
  - YES! Of course, I'm just saying... why? that's all .. :)  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 07:32 PM   #15 
  - WHAT?!?!  jackstraw45   Apr-04-04 07:06 PM   #11 
  - I second that Jack!  LiberalStance   Apr-04-04 07:09 PM   #13 
  - LOL - guys poor choice of words...  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 07:34 PM   #17 
  - Would you rather  imax2268   Apr-04-04 07:07 PM   #12 
     - No, I'm just asking questions about the movites - jesus fucking christ.  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 07:36 PM   #18 
     - We sent hundreds of thousands of letters to CBS, screaming at  fearnobush   Apr-04-04 09:24 PM   #25 
     - No, I'm just asking questions about the motives - jesus fucking christ.  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 07:37 PM   #19 
        - Double post, and can't edit for some reason - sorry. :(  Selwynn   Apr-04-04 07:39 PM   #20 
  - This piece put me over the fuckin' edge  VolcanoJen   Apr-04-04 07:03 PM   #10 
  - Me, too, the 10 soldiers dead, now this, it's all too much sometimes  Woodstock   Apr-04-04 11:50 PM   #31 
  - I agree, I was just super pissed off after watching that segment  rumguy   Apr-05-04 12:19 AM   #36 
  - More no-bid contracts  Florida_Geek   Apr-04-04 07:31 PM   #14 
  - I live down stream.  alfredo   Apr-04-04 07:34 PM   #16 
  - In today's NY Times Magazine front page  LiberalStance   Apr-04-04 07:41 PM   #21 
     - excellent, devastating piece!  ithacan   Apr-04-04 09:19 PM   #24 
        - The 60 minute piece  alfredo   Apr-04-04 10:37 PM   #28 
  - mp3 & vp3 here for those who missed it  Wonk   Apr-04-04 09:10 PM   #22 
  - Thanks  Woodstock   Apr-04-04 11:51 PM   #32 
  - thanks  Independent429   Apr-05-04 12:03 AM   #34 
  - Abysmal Environmental Performance by Dubya  EndElectoral   Apr-04-04 09:17 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, his poll #'s don't say much for the average Americans  Zorra   Apr-04-04 11:23 PM   #30 
     - That's what I was thinking.  Kool Kitty   Apr-05-04 12:20 AM   #37 
  - People who vote for this monstrous thing are ignorant or vile  jpgray   Apr-04-04 10:22 PM   #27 
  - I'm starting to think they are vile  Woodstock   Apr-04-04 11:54 PM   #33 
     - There's really no excuse  Independent429   Apr-05-04 12:06 AM   #35 
  - ugh  Neecy   Apr-04-04 11:14 PM   #29 

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