News & Updates


January 5, 2018 -- Carolyn B. Maloney -- Reps. Maloney, Nadler, & King Statement on Passing of Dr. James Melius
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Congressman Peter King, co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, released the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. James Melius…

January 5, 2018 -- timesunion -- Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’
Michael J. Anson, who died Tuesday, died of 9/11-related illness

January 3, 2018 -- HVNN -- Maloney Asks CDC to Bring 9/11 First Responder Clinical Center to Hudson Valley
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has requested that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allow Mount Sinai Health System to establish a clinical care center…

January 2, 2018 -- timesunion -- Local trooper dies from disease linked to 9/11
Trooper Michael J. Anson, who died Tuesday, worked on recovery efforts after the terror attacks

December 29, 2017 -- Healio -- Genetics linked to PTSD in World Trade Center responders
Researchers identified a novel polygenic expression aggregate among World Trade Center responders with PTSD, but not in control responders without PTSD.

December 27, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Stop stalling on WTC sick: U.S. Labor Department and NYCERS are failing 9/11 victims
Why is the federal labor department at odds with the rest of the U.S. government and universal opinion of the medical and scientific community in recognizing that the airborne toxins released in the destruction of the World Trade Center…

December 26, 2017 -- Pioneer Press -- Sickened by toxic 9/11 dust, poet’s dying wish was to come home to Minnesota
As Holly Anderson, 62, looked out the airplane window Dec. 22 at the sun setting over the Mississippi River, she knew she was home.

December 26, 2017 -- WRVO -- Dispute between Utica and its former fire chief goes to court
The city of Utica and its former fire department chief continue to battle in court, and in the public arena, over a dispute about his service in the aftermath of 9/11.

December 20, 2017 -- Rome Sentinel -- Utica fire chief’s lawsuit dismissed
A lawsuit filed by suspended Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks against the City of Utica over sick leave benefits has been dismissed by a state Supreme Court judge because the lawsuit was “premature,” according to the judge.

December 19, 2017 -- NCBI -- Adolescents exposed to the World Trade Center collapse have elevated serum dioxin and furan concentrations more than 12 years later.
The collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001 released a dust cloud containing numerous environmental contaminants, including polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs).