Archive of News (2011)

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Extend V.C.F. boundary north

We urge Special Master Sheila Birnbaum to extend the boundaries for eligibility for the Victim Compensation Fund portion of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act to match the same northernmost boundary for the healthcare portion of the bill. Currently the northern boundary for the healthcare portion is Houston Street while the northern boundary for the V.C.F. portion is Reade Street. This modification must be completed before regulations are finalized in September. Continue reading

10 Years and a Diagnosis Later, 9/11 Demons Haunt Thousands

In the safety of her therapist’s office in late 2001, Dr. Margaret Dessau made a tape reliving what it was like to look out her living room window after she heard the boom of a hijacked plane eight blocks away. Continue reading

Study on cancer and 9/11 alarms many

John Devlin, 50, was a healthy, athletic engineer who never smoked. In 2009, however, after toiling at Ground Zero following 9/11, he developed a disease often associated with a longtime chain smoker: throat cancer. Continue reading

Commish Ray Kelly disagrees with Zadroga doctor on Ground Zero-related cancer cases

Contradicting a decision to ax cancer-stricken responders from a new 9/11 fund, the city’s top cop revealed yesterday that 46 officers have died from the disease he says is linked to Ground Zero.
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Doc running WTC program rules out cancer for now, but wisely leaves door open for scientific proof

Doc running WTC program rules out cancer for now, but wisely leaves door open for scientific proof
The results of the government’s first review of a possible link between exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site and cancer have understandably raised ire among sick and desperate first responders. But the finding – that there isn’t enough proof yet to justify the new 9/11 compensation fund covering cancer cases – was the only responsible conclusion.
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Report: Not enough evidence to link 9/11 to cancer

Under the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program must periodically review whether cancer can be linked to the 9/11 attacks or cleanup. Continue reading

9/11 Health Czar Says Science Fails To Link Cancer To Ground Zero Toxins

Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday — at least temporarily — of having their illness included among those eligible for help from the government. Continue reading

WTC fund Master Sheila Birnbaum has to make sure 9/11 Fund is not in business of endorsing law firms

The law firm that cleaned up big time in the World Trade Center litigation will stop at nothing to try to sink its claws into the newly reopened 9/11 victims compensation fund. Continue reading

9/11 survivors anxious for compensation via Zadroaga Act

Forty-seven-year-old Ken George, a 9/11 first responder, is too sick to work due to his exposure to Ground Zero toxins.

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9/11 Health Care Law Takes Effect

For almost 10 years, people who say they were sickened by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and their aftermath have relied on a patchwork of short-term federal, city and private money for their health care. Continue reading