Wow, that's cold. Seems "trade secrets," like the often-used "national security" excuse, give carte blanche to those wishing to keep their back-room dealings out of the public eye. Thanks for responding. While, on one hand I'm not surprised this happened, the necessity of finding out who is paying for a "study" is again painfully punctuated.
Environment, Health And Safety shortcuts are one area many foreign and some domestic vendors try and use to save costs -- Even recall the president of an engineering firm here in the US hiring a few highschool students to remove asbestos from his new office building he was remodeling to save the cost of professionally and legaly done asbestos remediation.
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