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New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers

Friday, April 17, 2015

EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center are suffering from chronic digestive problems, difficulty breathing problems and depression. 

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3 Firefighters Die from 9/11-Related Illnesses in 1 Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Howard Bischoff, Robert Leaver, and Daniel Heglund were among the hundreds of first responders who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the attacks. 

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US Wants 9/11 Health Program to Include 50 Cancers

Friday, June 08, 2012

Federal officials say a health program for first responders and New Yorkers stricken by toxic dust unleashed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center should be expanded to include 50 types of cancer.

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Panel Makes Recommendations on WTC Cancer Claims

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The advisory panel charged with examining possible links between World Trade Center dust and cancer has recommended the federal government cover some cancers and not others.

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City to Release 9/11 Info on Officers as Panel Considers Adding Cancer to Coverage

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Under pressure from the police union, elected officials and health researchers, the NYPD is releasing the names of officers who served at Ground Zero to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. The decision comes as a panel considers adding cancer to the list of diseases covered for emergency responders who worked at the 9/11 site.

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Police Officers Demand City Share WTC Cancer Rate Data

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.

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Expanded 9/11 Victims' Fund Opens to Applicants

Monday, October 03, 2011

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The Department of Justice is expected to re-open the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund starting Monday — allowing people whose illness didn't manifest until the months and years after the attacks to be covered for the first time.

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Lawmakers Want Compensation for 9/11 Cancer Victims

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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Local lawmakers said federal overseers of the September 11 health program should add cancer to the list of illnesses that qualify people for victims compensation.

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FDNY Exposed to WTC Dust More Likely to Get Cancer: Study

Friday, September 02, 2011

Firefighters who worked on the rubble at Ground Zero following the September 11, 2001 attacks are 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than those who did not, according to a new study.

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Obama Talks About Achievements, Failures During Lame-Duck Session

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

President Barack Obama praised bipartisan efforts to pass key legislation during the lame-duck session, calling it "the most productive post-election period we've had in decades" during a press conference from the White House on Wednesday.

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Supporters of 9/11 Health Bill Hope Exhibit Rallies Votes

Monday, November 29, 2010

Supporters of the federal 9/11 health bill hope a week-long exhibit in Washington, D.C. will help them rally the votes needed to push the measure through Congress.

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Local Officials Seeking Senate Support for 9/11 Health Bill

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg and congressional officials from New York and New Jersey are fanned out across Capitol Hill Tuesday to build support for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Care Bill. 

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Bloomberg Hits the Hill for 9/11 Health Funds

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lobbied a handful of Republican senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday in support of the 9/11 health care bill. Supporters say it's now-or-never to pass the bill, because the Democrats will lose a substantial number of seats in both houses of Congress come January.

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A Decade After 9/11 The NYPD Toll Continues to Mount

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

On September 11, the Department lost 23 officers, mostly from its Emergency Services Unit. Twenty-nine NYPD officers have died since of 9/11 of related cancers and respiratory illnesses, according to the NYPD.

This week the badges of those 29 officers were installed at the NYPD's museum in lower Manhattan.

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WQXR News

WTC Workers Consider 9/11 Settlement

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thousands of police officers, firefighters and ground zero cleanup workers have until the end of today to join a legal settlement that could pay them as much as $815 million.

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City Officials Urge 9/11 First Responders to Accept Settlement

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

City officials say there are still thousands of 9/11 first responders who haven't accepted their share of a $712 million settlement.

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