Government Shutdown Puts Squeeze on Health, Safety


October 9, 2013


Air-traffic controllers are still monitoring the skies and the FBI is still searching for bad guys, but serious health and safety issues remain as the government shutdown grinds into its second week. Cutbacks and furloughs are hampering investigations ranging from a fatal subway accident in Washington, the heart of the shutdown crisis, to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in at least 18 Western states. Domestic violence shelters are threatened, mine safety could be, and efforts to improve vital weather forecasting are on hold.
Click here to view full article.