Archive of News (2012)

Twin towers dust tied to some cancers, not others

Rescue and recovery workers exposed to airborne debris from the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York are, overall, no more likely to develop cancer than unexposed people are, a new analysis of medical data shows. But a closer look at the records finds that three malignancies stand as exceptions: cancers of the thyroid and prostate and a blood cancer called multiple myeloma.

Study Finds Increased Rate Of 3 Types Of Cancer Among 9/11 Recovery Workers

The most comprehensive study on whether the toxins in the air at ground zero after 9/11 are linked to cancers is unlikely to end the debate over health questions.

Terror in the Dust: Increased risk for three cancers

It’s a story we’ve been reporting on for more than a decade: The health of the brave, heroic responders who breathed in the dust, debris and fumes at the World Trade Center site in the hours, days and years following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

9/11 responders may have higher risk of some cancers

Rescue and recovery workers who provided aid after the World Trade Center attacks may have an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including prostate and thyroid cancers, a new study suggests.

No Clear Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris, Study Finds

Six months after the federal government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by the $4.3 billion World Trade Center fund, a New York City health department study has found no clear link between cancer and the dust, debris and fumes released by the burning wreckage of the twin towers.

Staten Islanders still waiting for Zadroga money

Staten Island 9/11 first responders and other workers who were sickened with cancers, respiratory diseases and other illnesses after working at the World Trade Center site are now taking a hit to their wallets.

State’s Top Court Increases 3 Police Pensions in Claims of 9/11-Related Illness

The state’s highest court on Thursday awarded enhanced pension benefits to two retired New York City police officers who said they were sickened by their work at the World Trade Center site, overturning a pension board’s ruling that their cancers were not related to ground zero. The widow of another officer also won enhanced benefits.

New York court says Ground Zero police entitled to disability benefits

New York state’s top court has cleared the way for two New York City police officers who were diagnosed with cancer after working at Ground Zero following the September 11 attacks to collect disability benefits.

John Feal talks about the pace of 9/11 compensation

John Feal talks about money being slow to roll out for the 9/11 victims who are entitled to compensation from the Zadroga Bill.

Sen. Chuck Schumer decries slow pace of 9/11 victim compensation funds

‘The compensation fund better … begin getting these dollars out the door by Christmas,’ he said. The fund for those sickened by the attacks became operational in October 2011 but has yet to dispense any money.