ACT Reading 2.10 Natural Science Passage. Based on information found in the passage, which of the following issues might be a case for the ATSDR?
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Substances and Disease Registry.
We're glad this is clarified because, based on the information about the ATSDR in the
rest of the passage, we might think it stood for the Alarmingly Terrible Society of Death
Anyway, knowing what the ATSDR is supposed to be doing is the key to narrowing down these choices.
We can nix (D) without too much thought.
From the very beginning of the passage, it's glaringly obvious that Congress is the one
investigating the ATSDR, not the other way around.
Although we're sure that, if the ATSDR did want to investigate Congress, they'd find
all sorts of...um...interesting information.
Answer (C) isn't tough to eliminate either.
As we learned in an earlier question, the CDC and the ATSDR are sister agencies.
Since they're equals in a way, it wouldn't necessarily make sense for one to crack down on the other.
Although, as sister agencies, it would make sense for them to fight over their parent's love.
Choice (B) is a certainly a temptation.
All the bad stuff that the passage describes does happen in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
However, from the report we can infer that the ATSDR is responsible for investigating
environmental threats like contaminated drinking water or soil, not natural disasters.
Sure, Katrina did do a lot of contaminating, but this answer is too generally focused on
the storm and not the specific aftereffects that the ATSDR is supposed to deal with.
This leaves us with choice (A), the correct answer.
...since one of the agency's main focuses is figuring out what's going on when a single
community reports lots of cases of a disease.
Although, if this report is in any way accurate, the ATSDR took kind of a hands off approach
when it came to the refugees in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Make that a total hands-off approach...