9/11-Related Illnesses

Trump Signs 9/11 VCF Bill
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
Peter Haskell
July 31, 2020 - 6:29 pm
The deadline for 9/11 survivors to apply for benefits under the Victim Compensation Fund is fast approaching.
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Daniel Foley
Steve Burns
February 23, 2020 - 2:40 pm
They were brothers—both at work and at home—and now both have died years apart from the 9/11 attacks.
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9/11 Memorial
Seth Wenig/Pool/Sipa Press/NYPPA POOL
April 06, 2019 - 6:45 pm
People continue to die from exposure at the World Trade Center on 9/11, but rarely at the pace seen this past week.
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World Trade Center, lower Manhattan
Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA
April 06, 2019 - 6:09 pm
A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack.
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9/11 first responders crop
Frank Becerra Jr.The Journal News
January 01, 2019 - 11:50 am
More and more first responders are suffering from and succumbing to 9/11-related illnesses, setting up another fight to secure more federal money.
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Brooklyn Borough President On 9/11 Disability Pensions
Steve Burns/WCBS 880
September 10, 2018 - 3:22 pm
The toll of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks grows every year as more first responders come down with illnesses related to the toxic dust at ground zero. But proving such an illness in order to receive disability pensions is apparently getting more challenging.
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July 07, 2018 - 4:50 pm
A bill that would've extended unlimited sick leave to EMTs dealing with 9/11-related illnesses died in Albany this past session, and some first responder advocates are blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio .
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Steve Scott, Rep. Peter King
WCBS 880
March 05, 2018 - 4:26 pm
“Leave Zadroga alone” – that was the call Monday from members of Congress from both political parties who oppose a plan to make the World Trade Center Health Program a standalone entity.
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