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Kerry Calls for Capka to Rescue Himself from Big Dig Investigation

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Kerry Calls for Capka to Recuse Himself from Big Dig Investigation

Federal Highway Administrator Once Oversaw Project

After learning from Federal Highway Administration Officials that Administrator Richard Capka - the top official on the Big Dig project during part of its construction - will participate in the agency's investigation of the collapse, John Kerry today officially called on Capka to recuse himself.

"We need an independent, in depth investigation that goes back to the very beginning of the Big Dig and highlights exactly where mistakes were made step by step - nothing less. There cannot be any doubt about its impartiality. There were clearly massive failures in engineering and oversight, and everyone responsible needs to be held accountable," said John Kerry.

will undermine the credibility of FWHA's conclusions regarding the accident. I fear you are simply too close to this project to provide the level of objectivity that the citizens of Massachusetts deserve.

I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision and formally recuse yourself from this investigation.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

http://kerry.senate.gov/v3/cfm/record.cfm?id=261436

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