Email Newsletters

9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

October 22, 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/ :

October 18, 2018NY Daily NewsHelp the heroes: Every representative from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must back the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
When the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — which aids the victims and heroes who suffered the toxic effects of the World Trade Center’s destruction — passed Congress in 2010…

October 17, 2018ChiefCouncil Speaker Joins Proponents Of Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Work
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Oct. 17 called for the extension of unlimited sick leave to all civilian city workers now battling World Trade Center-related health issues…

October 17, 2018NY Daily News — EXCLUSIVE: Working while dying — NYPD employee with 9/11-related cancer forced to work after exhausting her sick days
NYPD civilian traffic agent Linda Mercer is among the hundreds of city workers who labored at Ground Zero in the bleak days after 9/11 — and years later, fell ill with a terminal illness.

October 16, 2018Carolyn B. MaloneyMaloney to Speak at 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Workshop, Call for Congress to Take Quick Action to Fully Fund and Permanently Renew the VCF
Event hosted by Mount Sinai, 9/11 Health Watch and 9/11 WTC Health Program to help survivors and families navigate the VCF claims process

October 16, 2018Ripon AdvanceGardner, Lance introduce bipartisan bills to permanently fund support for 9/11 victims
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) are original cosponsors of new bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would extend authorization…

October 15, 2018ChiefFire Department Remembers Its Dead ‘Doing Difficult Work Despite Dangers’
Lost 14 Members in Past Year

October 15, 2018NCBIThe development of a Biobank of cancer tissue samples from World Trade Center responders
World Trade Center (WTC) responders were exposed to mixture of dust, smoke, chemicals and carcinogens.

October 15, 2018NCBIPosttraumatic stress disorder in the short and medium term following the World Trade Center attack among Asian Americans
This study investigated patterns of probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their predictors among 2,431 Asian American and 31,455 non-Hispanic White World Trade Center…

October 13, 2018NY Daily NewsBank reverses plan to take Queens house of retired detective with 9/11-related post-traumatic stress
A retired NYPD detective stricken with debilitating 9/11-related anxiety will be able to stay in the home he faced losing to a bank, the Daily News has learned.

October 13, 2018NY Daily NewsBrooklyn street renamed for firefighter who died from 9/11 illness
Even in death, after a life of sacrifice to the city he loved, William Gormley is still hanging out on the corner.

October 13, 2018NY Daily NewsFamily mourns retired FDNY EMT who died of 9/11-related cancer
An FDNY medic who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks has died, officials said.

October 12, 2018Legal NewsLineWorld Trade Center contractor says it doesn’t belong in worker’s asbestos lawsuit
A company that helped build the World Trade Center is telling a New York City judge to dismiss it from the lawsuit of a carpenter who also worked on the site…

October 12, 2018NY Daily NewsResponding to the call: Legislation filed to fully fund dwindling federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
The fight for the health of the dwindling federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — and the scores of survivors it helps every day — has begun.

October 12, 2018Insider NJLance Pushes For 9/11 First Responders Fix
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has joined as an original cosponsor of legislation to permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

October 12, 2018Kirsten GillibrandWith 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020 And 9/11 First Responder Cancer Rates Continuing To Rise, Senators Gillibrand, Gardner, Schumer & Representatives Maloney, Nadler, King Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF For 9/11 Heroes And Their Families
Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure that 9/11 First Responders & Survivors Who Become Sick with Certified 9/11 Illnesses in the Future would be Covered by VCF Program…

October 11, 2018NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: EMT suffering from 9/11 cancer loses shot at disability pension
The city is kicking Jennifer Dougherty while she’s down.

October 10, 2018WLNYDozens Of Men Suffering From Breast Cancer Caused By 9/11 Toxins
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while most stories focus on women, men are directly affected too.

October 10, 2018NJ.com9/11-related cancer claims life of North Arlington mayor 17 years after attack – Arlington, New Jersey
North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi, a lifelong borough resident and longtime firefighter, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, borough officials confirmed.

October 9, 2018NY Daily NewsTo the rescue: The 9/11 compensation fund is running out of money
As the steady toll of disease and death from exposure to the toxic air unleashed from the destruction of the World Trade Center grows, it has become sadly clear the billions…

October 9, 2018Gale A. BrewerMonday, October 15: B.P. Brewer, Rep. Nadler, 9/11 Environmental Action invite downtown community to 9/11 Town Hall
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, in coordination with U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler and 9/11 Environmental Action, announced a Town Hall…

October 9, 2018U.S. News28 Names Added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The names of 28 firefighters have been added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.

October 8, 2018NJ Herald28 names being added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.

October 8, 2018NCBIParent-Reported Child Reactions to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks (New York USA) in Relation to Parent Post-Disaster Psychopathology Three Years After the Event
Parents are a primary support for children following disasters, even though they face numerous challenges in addressing the physical and social consequences of an event.

October 7, 2018TAPinto.netNew Jersey Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Rep. Chris Smith
The New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has become the most recent first responder/law enforcement organization to endorse Rep. Chris Smith for his re-election…

October 7, 2018Ocala StarBannerMarion County relief worker still struggles with “Red Zone” syndrome – Ocala, Florida
Dick Leonard made multiple trips with the Marion Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team to Ground Zero after 9/11.

October 5, 2018ChiefTransit Unions Say MTA Not Giving ‘WTC’ Workers Mandated Sick Leave
In Violation of 2017 Law

October 5, 2018Downtown ExpressRunning dry: Fund for 9/11 victims may not even last until 2020 deadline
A bipartisan group of New York members of Congress is demanding that their colleagues permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund…

October 5, 2018PatchRetired SCPD Sgt. Dennis Reichardt Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer
Another hero gone too soon.

October 3, 2018NBC4A 9/11 Fund Compensating Sick Victims Is Running Out of Money
The $7 billion 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out of money, its administrator said Wednesday.

October 3, 2018City & State NYMaloney seeks permanent compensation for 9/11 victims
The funds for victim compensation may run out before 2020.

October 3, 2018NewsChannel5A Fund For The Victims Of 9/11 Says It’s Running Out Of Money
A government program put in place to compensate victims and first responders suffering from debilitating conditions linked to the 9/11…

October 3, 2018UPI9/11 victims fund may go from $7.3B to zero by 2020
A fund that had more than $7 billion earmarked to help survivors and families affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks might be empty within the next two years.

October 3, 2018NY Daily NewsMission of mercy: 9/11 survivors go to Washington, demand victims compensation extension
Call them Feal Team 10.

October 2, 2018Carolyn B. MaloneyWith 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set to Expire In 2020, Reps. Maloney, Nadler, & King and Sens. Schumer & Gillibrand Urge Congress to Stand Up For 9/11 Heroes; Cosponsor Upcoming Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize and Fund VCF
Our 9/11 Heroes Answered the Call When We Were Attacked, & Now Congress Needs to Extend The Program to Support Them & Their Families, Permanently.

October 2, 2018Journal News9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running low, but cutting benefits is not the answer
The head of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund just verified what so many have feared: The catastrophic human cost from 9/11 could outlast the money set aside…

October 2, 2018Kirsten GillibrandWith 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020, Senators Schumer, Gillibrand & U.S. Reps Maloney, Nadler, & King Urge Congress To Stand Up For 9/11 Heroes; Cosponsor Upcoming Legislation To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF
Our 9/11 Heroes Answered The Call When We Were Attacked, & Now Congress Needs To Extend The Program To Support Them & Their Families, Permanently

October 2, 2018NY Daily NewsEXCLUSIVE: Federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund won’t have enough money to help all survivors sickened at Ground Zero
The $7.3 billion dedicated to 9/11 survivors sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero may not be enough to help everyone getting sick…

October 2, 2018VCFA Message from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya
When Congress reauthorized the VCF in 2015, it extended the time for individuals to submit new claims – as well as amendments on existing…

October 1, 2018Insider NJNJ Firefighters Back Lance
Congressman Leonard Lance has been endorsed by the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, IAFF, AFL-CIO for his record of delivering…

September 30, 2018Indy StarRep. Susan Brooks: Bill would boost public health preparedness
Seventeen years ago, on 9/11, nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of three unforgettable terrorist attacks on American soil.

September 29, 2018Post StarRetired NYPD investigator urges 9/11 responders to sign up for health program – Glens Falls, New York
Dennis Murphy never smoked a day in his life, but he has cancer of the tongue, throat and neck.

September 28, 2018Potomac LocalFBI Agent battles Lymphoma 17 years after September 11th with the help of the Sentara Cancer Network
“I’ve seen a lot of pretty bad situations. I’ve worked explosive cases all around the world: the Embassy bombing in Africa, the Unabomber case…

September 28, 2018ChiefAiling Court Officer Gets 9/11-Related Sick Time
A Court Officer who was diagnosed with World Trade Center-related breast cancer but denied unlimited sick time she was entitled to under state law…

September 28, 2018Downtown Express‘Cancer has no deadline’: Advocates for 9/11 fallout victims blast 2020 deadline for compensation fund
The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying…