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9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

September 5, 2017

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 25, 2017iHeartRadioVerizon Workers Falling Ill to September 11th Toxins
Nearing the 16th anniversary of September 11th, more and more are falling ill with cancer- we focus on Verizon workers with CWA leader Micki Siegel de Hernandez and ailing Verizon employee Richie Harmon

August 24, 2017NJ.comFormer transit worker with 9/11-related illness awarded $370K
A Toms River man who suffered a chronic lung disease due to working around Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 was recently awarded $369,454…

August 22, 2017EMS1 9/11 EMS memorial groundbreaking planned
Ground will be broken on the memorial featuring a piece of World Trade Center steel on Sept. 10

August 18, 2017NY1Inspector General issues scathing report on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
The federal Office of the Inspector General releases a scathing report on the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

August 17, 2017silive.com9/11 First Responders Memorial to be dedicated Oct. 1
Gone, but not forgotten. Borough President James Oddo will host a dedication ceremony for Staten Island’s First Responders Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m.

August 17, 2017Washington PostFather and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Robert Alexander and his father, Raymond, both had the day off — until two airliners crashed into the World Trade Center towers.

August 17, 2017WMARFather and son 9/11 first responders die of cancer months apart
They were father and son. They were first responders on September 11, 2001, and now, their recent deaths are being tied to their heroism on that horrific day, more than 15 years later.

August 16, 2017
NY Daily NewsFDNY engineer dies at 43 amid battle against 9/11-linked brain tumor, one year after his firefighter dad’s death
Firefighter Robert Alexander always followed in his father’s footsteps — even in death.

August 15, 2017ABC Action News9/11 survivor continues seeking medical, financial help
Bri Ramkumar worked at the world trade center for 17 years. When the planes hit she thought the world was coming to an end.

August 11, 2017NEWS12Wake held for firefighter who died of 9/11-related illness
Loved ones and fellow firefighters paid their respects Friday to one of their own. Retired firefighter Michael Duffy dies this past Tuesday after suffering from several Sept. 11-related illnesses.