Archive of News (2014)

Sonstein Sunday 12/28/14

John Feal – Feal Good Foundation

De Blasio ‘unresponsive’ on 9/11 fund issue: Rep. King

Mayor de Blasio’s inaction on what to do with a stash of $326 million in federal 9/11 funds could hurt the effort to pass a bill to give more aid to sick and dying 9/11 workers, Rep. Peter King warns.

Zadroga fund payouts to 9/11 responders gain speed as claims process gets ‘better’

Nell McCarthy, the deputy special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, pointed to two boxes. One contained files about 2 inches thick; the other, a file about 2 feet thick.

World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 006-Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; Finding of Insufficient Evidence

Denial Of Petition For Addition Of A Health Condition.

9/11 health center not testing for prostate cancer despite concern

Health authorities pushed for prostate cancer to be included on the list of 9/11 cancers in 2013, but Mount Sinai Hospital — which treats and studies them at its World Trade Center Health Program — doesn’t even test for it.

Hispanic 9/11 workers say law firm ignores them

Dozens of Hispanic laborers who cleaned up after 9/11 and got sick say they have been shafted by the imploding law firm Napoli Bern.

Health Care Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001

New case study in the Annals of Global Health assesses the immediate and ongoing response to the 9/11 disaster and explores the implications for future disasters

Extended time law for 9/11 compensation claims is unconstitutional: judge

A federal judge has ruled that a state law that extended time for 9/11 rescue and workers to file compensation claims for their heroic efforts is unconstitutional.

Port Authority won’t have to pay for 9/11 asbestos cleanup after Supreme Court turns away appeal

The Port Authority will not have to pay 9/11-related environmental cleanup costs for an apartment building near the World Trade Center

Supreme Court Rejects September 11 Environmental Appeal

The Supreme Court on declined to revive a New York real estate developer’s lawsuit against the leaseholder of the destroyed World Trade Center and two airlines seeking environmental cleanup costs