Archive of News (2004)

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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

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

Bill Would Help Thousands Exposed to 9/11 Dust Plume

Thousands of people who live or work in Lower Manhattan and were exposed to the dust plume after the World Trade Center attack would be eligible to undergo health screening under a bill expected to be introduced in Congress on Monday. Continue reading

Bill Would Help Thousands Exposed to 9/11 Dust Plume

Thousands of people who live or work in Lower Manhattan and were exposed to the dust plume after the World Trade Center attack would be eligible to undergo health screening under a bill expected to be introduced in Congress on Monday. Continue reading

U.S. Calls Apartment Interiors Safe After Its Post-9/11 Cleanup

A report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency shows that the agency’s efforts to clean up thousands of apartments in Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack were successful in removing asbestos and other harmful materials. Continue reading

U.S. Calls Apartment Interiors Safe After Its Post-9/11 Cleanup

A report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency shows that the agency’s efforts to clean up thousands of apartments in Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack were successful in removing asbestos and other harmful materials. Continue reading

Health Screening Aid Finally Announced for 9/11 Rescue & Recovery Workers

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), who has been heavily involved in the long and difficult effort to win federal funds for the health monitoring of 9/11 rescue workers, released the following statement today in response to yesterday’s announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson that HHS would finally award $81 million to medical institutions for the screening of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Continue reading

Group Sues Federal Agency Over 9/11 Health Hazards

The health of tens of thousands of people who live and work in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn has been endangered by the way federal officials mishandled the environmental hazards caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in United States District Court in Manhattan. Continue reading

Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: 9/11 Registry Tops 25,000

More than 25,000 people have signed onto a registry devised to track the long-term health effects of the World Trade Center attack, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced yesterday. Continue reading

9/11 Registry Tops 25,000

More than 25,000 people have signed onto a registry devised to track the long-term health effects of the World Trade Center attack, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced yesterday. City officials urged anyone who lives or attends school in Lower Manhattan, was in the area on Sept. 11, 2001, or was involved in the rescue and cleanup, to enroll in the registry, along with those who think their health might have been affected. Continue reading