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9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

September 5, 2018

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

August 31, 2018DAMTIn memory of our friend and teammate
Deb Turco passed away early this morning after a courageous fight with cancer.

August 30, 2018NY Daily NewsSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to cap 9/11 payouts to victims’ families at $500G
Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh wanted to cap the amount victims of 9/11 and their family members could receive from the federal government…

August 30, 2018NY Daily NewsMum on memos: The Senate and the public need to see more of Brett Kavanaugh’s work product
Confirmation hearings on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin Tuesday.

August 30, 2018Daily MailREVEALED: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh proposed a $500,000 cap on payouts to 9/11 victims’ families
Kavanaugh proposed the cap while Congress was debating parameters of the Victims Compensation Fund following the 2001 terror attacks.

August 30, 2018LA TimesSept. 11 is still killing FBI agents: ‘It’s like Bin Laden reaching out from the grave’
FBI Agent Dave LeValley was driving to work in Manhattan when he saw the first jetliner strike the World Trade Center on a bright September morning…

August 28, 2018MetroWest Daily NewsWHAT’S UP DOC? In honor of “D,” one of my heroes
Today’s column is to honor one of my heroes, someone who has inspired me with her bravery, compassion and character: “D.”

August 26, 2018silive.comRetired FDNY hero dies of 9/11 related cancer
Last year when Jimmy Martinez, a retired city firefighter hero from Eltingville, was battling cancer, he donated a new white van…

August 25, 2018NewsdayHuntington street renamed for NYPD officer who died of 9/11 illness
Scott Blackshaw, who spent six weeks working at the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center after the 2001 terror attacks, died of cancer in May at age 52.

August 25, 2018NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY firefighter, who donated van to help sick colleagues, dies from 9/11-related cancer
Retired FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez, who survived two World Trade Center attacks and weathered Hurricane Sandy, died Thursday…

August 24, 2018News 12 LINew York getting commemorative 9/11 license plate
New York is getting its own commemorative license plate honoring the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

August 22, 2018NCBIThe Forgotten Responders: The Ongoing Impact of 9/11 on the Ground Zero Recovery Workers
In the years following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (9/11; New York USA), emergency first responders began experiencing a range of physical…

August 17, 2018lohudNew Rochelle officer dies of 9/11-related illness: police
Officer Kathleen O’Connor died Thursday from a 9/11-related illness, the city’s police department announced today.

August 17, 2018WECT9/11 first responder in NC worries about toxic exposures: ‘You’re a ticking time bomb’
Chuck McLiverty, a retired detective with the New York Police Department, lives with skin allergies, a crushed hand, and painful memories…

August 17, 2018Federal RegisterWorld Trade Center Health Program; Petition 019-Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
On May 17, 2018, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition (Petition 019) to add…

August 17, 2018NY Daily NewsReaching epidemic proportions: Another retired firefighter dies of a 9/11-related illness
Another firefighter has died from his time spent inhaling toxic fumes at Ground Zero.

August 16, 2018Queens ChronicleHonoring a fallen 9/11 hero
Aug. 15 would have been Lt. Mario Bastidas and his wife Penelope’s 28th wedding anniversary.

August 14, 2018NY Daily News‘Hellboy’ star Ron Perlman’s brother-in-law says he has 9/11-related kidney disease
Actor Ron Perlman’s brother-in-law worked just three blocks away from the World Trade Center when the towers came down…

August 14, 2018WABCPush to find organ donors for those sickened at ground zero after 9/11 attacks
Many types of cancer have been reported among the life-threatening illnesses that have attacked hundreds of thousands of people…

August 14, 2018WABCPush to find organ donors for those sickened at ground zero after 9/11 attacks
Many types of cancer have been reported among the life-threatening illnesses that have attacked hundreds of thousands of people…

August 13, 2018Daily MailREVEALED: Nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to toxic dust from asbestos, jet fuel, cement and glass shards caused by 9/11
As many as 9,795 people were diagnosed with cancer linked to 9/11, the federal World Trade Center Health Program recently confirmed…

August 11, 2018NY PostNearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust
The city is approaching a terrible milestone — nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke at Ground Zero, The Post has learned.

August 9, 2018Star TribuneOptum running new clinic for 9/11 survivors
The agreement is one of two government contracts that together are worth about $58.7 million.