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Long-Excluded Uterine Cancer Patients Are Step Closer to 9/11 Benefits

The hormone-related cancer can develop after someone is exposed to the kind of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including benzene, that were found in the dust that lingered in Lower Manhattan for months after the 9/11 attacks.

Wood-Ridge firefighter who responded on 9/11 dies at 67

He is believed to have died from cancer he developed as a result of contact with the dust and debris that covered the victims who traveled across the Hudson River that day.

Veteran NYPD detective and Ground Zero hero Barbara Burnette dies from 9/11-related illness

The former college basketball player developed lung cancer that forced her NYPD retirement in 2006 and wound up in a wheelchair during her courageous post-9/11 fight for life.

Bryant Gladney’s life of service included deployment to New York City after 9/11 attacks

Bryant Gladney leaves behind a legacy of serving mid-Missouri during his 25 years with the Boone County Fire Protection District.

EPA Sued Over Refusal to Regulate Corrosive 9/11 Dust

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s corrosivity standard is so lax that it illegally subjects people who breathe or ingest unregulated alkaline dust to serious harm.

West Virginia’s Unions Prod Sen. Manchin To Relent on ‘Build Back’

The day after Mr. Manchin’s announcement that he would not provide the decisive vote, the West Virginia AFL-CIO and United Mine Workers of America issued statements urging him to return to negotiations.

Failure to pass Build Back Better plan threatens 9/11 health care funding

The death sentence Joe Manchin declared for President Biden’s massive domestic policy bill is also threatening a key priority of New York lawmakers — plugging a nearly $3 billion gap in the 9/11 health program.

FDNY assistant chief is 264th member to die of World Trade Center-related cancer

Assistant Chief of EMS Alvin Suriel, a 32-year veteran of Emergency Medical Service, is the 264th member of the FDNY to die of WTC-related illness.

Assistant Chief of FDNY EMS dies of 9/11 illness

FDNY EMS Assistant Chief Alvin Suriel, a lifelong lifesaver who helped oversee the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic died Tuesday following a short battle with an aggressive 9/11 cancer. He was 52.

Staten Island ex-NYPD sergeant gets prison time for 9/11 benefits fund theft

Authorities said Spinosa lied about her time at the landfill and falsely stated that she worked at the location, sifting through materials for human remains from September 2001 to June 2002.