The rec rooms were decked out with TVs radios, chairs, couches, books, magazines, videos, and refrigerators
(Landover, MD) -- Workers turned part of an EPA warehouse in suburban Washington, DC into personal rec rooms and a well-equipped fitness center. A recent inspector general's report found that employees of a contractor the EPA hired to run the warehouse made sure the "comforts of home" were hidden from security cameras. The staff of that firm, Apex Logistics, used partitions and stacks of boxes to block the cameras' view. The rec rooms were decked out with TVs radios, chairs, couches, books, magazines, videos, and refrigerators. The fitness center was set up with what's described as surplus EPA gym equipment. Apex Logistics had a $750,000 a year contract until the EPA ended the arrangement after learning about the rec rooms and gym last month.