Archive of News (2004)

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In a Speck of 9/11 Dust, a World of Chaos

When David Scharf first examined dust that another photographer had scooped up from her quarantined apartment 350 feet from the collapsed World Trade Center, he was a bit spooked. Continue reading

A Return to Sending; Post Office, Polluted on Sept. 11, Is Back in Business

What could be more welcome than a line at a post office window? Ordinarily, the sight causes hearts to sink. But at Church Street Station, New York, N.Y. 10007, it is a hopeful milestone, a sign that one more piece of the public realm in Lower Manhattan — a vital and quite beautiful piece — has returned to life. Continue reading

A Return to Sending; Post Office, Polluted on Sept. 11, Is Back in Business

What could be more welcome than a line at a post office window? Ordinarily, the sight causes hearts to sink. But at Church Street Station, New York, N.Y. 10007, it is a hopeful milestone, a sign that one more piece of the public realm in Lower Manhattan — a vital and quite beautiful piece — has returned to life. Continue reading

Many Who Served on 9/11 Press Fight for Compensation

It is in places like Judge Mark Solomon’s workers’ compensation courtroom in Brooklyn that lingering questions about the health consequences of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center are fought over day after day. Continue reading

Many Who Served on 9/11 Press Fight for Compensation

It is in places like Judge Mark Solomon’s workers’ compensation courtroom in Brooklyn that lingering questions about the health consequences of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center are fought over day after day. Continue reading

Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Health Report On Ground Zero

A report on the exposure of workers and residents near ground zero to toxic dust and chemicals provided new details on health problems they face. Continue reading

Health Report On Ground Zero

A report on the exposure of workers and residents near ground zero to toxic dust and chemicals provided new details on health problems they face. The report, based on a study conducted by six research centers on behalf of federal and city government agencies, published in this month’s issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, found that fragments of glass and pulverized cement, breathed first by firefighters and later by cleanup workers, had caused severe coughs and asthma. Continue reading

City May Bear $350 Million In 9/11 Claims

New York City may be liable for up to $350 million in medical claims as a result of a tangle with the federal government over who is responsible for the claims of workers who cleaned up the World Trade Center site. Continue reading

City May Bear $350 Million In 9/11 Claims

New York City may be liable for up to $350 million in medical claims as a result of a tangle with the federal government over who is responsible for the claims of workers who cleaned up the World Trade Center site. Continue reading

Panel Is Split on Ways to Retest Air in Homes Near Ground Zero

A panel of experts began its critical review yesterday of the federal government’s cleanup of Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center, and immediately found itself torn between the needs of science and the health concerns of residents. Continue reading