News & Updates


June 14, 2018 -- Yuh-Line Niou -- Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Passes 9/11 Health Bill
This week, Assembly Bill A10499 (Niou), which assists individuals who participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up operations, passed the Assembly.

June 14, 2018 -- Daily Gazette -- Editorial: 9-11 attacks continue to claim lives
Long-term illnesses from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero still destroying lives

June 13, 2018 -- NCBI -- Alcohol and Drug-Related Mortality among Enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR), 2004-12.
Have World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) enrollees experienced increased alcohol and drug-related mortality associated with exposures to the events of 9/11/01?

June 13, 2018 -- Post-Star -- BLOG: Another good officer taken too soon
It’s been a tough few years for the local law enforcement community, as several well-known and well-liked officers died way too early….

June 12, 2018 -- Buffalo News -- 11 years after trooper’s death, Lockport widow seeking 9/11 compensation
Trooper Lawrence W. Lakeman was among as many as 4,000 members of the New York State Police who were sent to Lower Manhattan in the wake of the al-Qaida attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

June 11, 2018 -- officer.com -- Retired New York Trooper Dies From Exposure to Ground Zero Fumes
Retired New York State Police Sgt. Charles Salaway died Saturday from cancer caused by exposure to the noxious fumes from the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

June 10, 2018 -- WABC -- Plaque honors FDNY’s Ray Pfeifer, who fought for 9/11 benefits
Ray Pfeifer of the FDNY spent decades as a firefighter, then six months at the World Trade Center. He was diagnosed with a 9/11 related cancer.

June 6, 2018 -- Sun -- The 9/11 cancer that’s already killed 2,000 heroes – and the death toll is set to overtake those that died on the day
After the dust settled at Ground Zero, thousands of those first on the scene were left facing an even more terrifying prospect – hideous cancers, caused by the toxic fumes breathed in on the day

June 6, 2018 -- NY Law Journal -- 2nd Circuit Revives 9/11 Workers’ Suit Against Battery Park City Authority
The appellate panel found the New York Court of Appeals’ response to certified questions showed the Lower Manhattan authority had no ability to sue on state constitutional grounds.

June 6, 2018 -- NBC CT -- Funeral Services Announced for Connecticut State Trooper Who Responded on 9/11
Connecticut State Police have announced funeral arrangements for Trooper First Class Walter Greene, who passed away following a battle with cancer as a result of his response…