Archive of News (2009)

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Deaths of 9/11 front-liners renew talk of aid bill

The deaths of three 9/11 first responders in the past week is enough proof for Mayor Bloomberg that people are getting sick from working at Ground Zero.

9/11’s lingering pall

It became the largest search-and-recovery operation in U.S. history. And the most dangerous, as we are only now beginning to fully realize.


Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today released the 2009 Annual Report on 9/11 Health, a review of the latest medical research on potential health impacts of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

September 11th responders want Congress to pass 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

As the national debate over health care raged in the background, people stopped last week to somberly remember the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Rescue sick 9/11 workers: House panel to take major step on WTC health bill

Washington will take a crucial step toward fulfilling America’s obligation to thousands of Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers when a House subcommittee this month takes up the 9/11 Health and Compensation Bill

9/11’s Litany of Loss, Joined by Another Name

Leon Heyward emerged from the subway just as the second plane struck, piercing the south tower. As others fled, he helped evacuate disabled employees from 42 Broadway, where he worked for the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, and when the first tower fell, he was caught in the churning plume of contaminated dust and smoke.

Top Doc on 9/11 Health Issues

Dr. Jacqueline Moline, director of the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, discusses the health problems of first responders and the importance of funding the program for many years.

Health bill to aid 9/11victims to get hearing

People sickened by exposure at Ground Zero after the World Trade Center’s towers collapsed eight years ago would receive federal compensation and extended medical care under a bill a House subcommittee will consider later this month.

Time to rescue our 9/11 heroes ill from Ground Zero cleanup

Eight years ago, in one of our nation’s darkest hours, ironworker Joe Picurro turned off the TV, jumped in his car and rushed from his home in Toms River, N.J., to the smoke-filled devastation of lower Manhattan.

Toll still climbing for heroes

More than 800 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers have died since 9/11 — and cancer has killed at least 270 of those heroes, new data show.