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9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

October 6, 2016

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 3, 2016Department of JusticeSeptember 11th Victim Compensation Fund Begins Payments to Group B Claimants
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced that the VCF began payments today on Group B claims after the funding to pay became available on Oct. 1 as set forth in the 2015 Reauthorization Act…

October 2, 2016NY Post9/11 attorney recruiting clients to sue Saudi Arabia for attacks
A partner in the Manhattan law firm that raked in hundreds of millions of dollars representing 10,000 Ground Zero workers is soliciting those clients to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly sponsoring the 9/11 attacks.

September 23, 2016NY PostHospital turns away 9/11 volunteer for bringing service dog
A 9/11 volunteer being treated for PTSD was turned away from a Manhattan hospital Tuesday because he brought his service dog.

September 23, 2016SHRMNew York Extends Claims Period for Sept. 11 Rescue Workers
Workers with recently manifested conditions may file claims until Sept. 11, 2018

September 22, 2016DOTmed.com9/11 firefighters have greater risk of thyroid, prostate cancers: study
Firefighters who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center appear to have an elevated risk of prostate and thyroid cancers compared to thousands of firefighters in other large cities who weren’t exposed…

September 21, 2016NY Daily News15 years later, help is still at the ready for 9/11 responders
Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, many thousands of people are still living with the trauma of that day and its aftermath, but help for their physical and mental needs is available to any who reach out.

September 18, 2016NewsweekFallout from 9/11 Attacks On Par With Fukushima and Chernobyl, Researcher Says
The U.S. government has spent the past six years pouring millions of dollars into researching deadly diseases linked to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

September 16, 2016Fire Fighter NationStudy Finds No Overall Greater Cancer Risk in 9/11 Firefighters
Scientists say it may take decades to determine an excess risk linked to 9/11