Archive of News (2018)

Facing a grim New Year: Nearly 40 die from 9/11 illness in last four months

They survived the most horrific terror attack in our nation’s history — but may not make it through another year.

9/11-related cancers killed 15 police officers in 2018

Fifteen police officers died in 2018 from cancers related to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, according to a new report.

Cord blood perfluoroalkyl substances in mothers exposed to the World Trade Center disaster during pregnancy

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may have been released during the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

Honor the heroes: The city and country must do right by 9/11 responders

When, last spring, Mayor de Blasio implored the Legislature to defeat a bill requiring the city to grant unlimited sick time for municipal employees for line-of-duty ailments…

Council Hearing Shows Tension Among Unions Still Seeking WTC Sick Leave

Two months after District Council 37 and the de Blasio administration reached an agreement on extending unlimited sick time to civilian city workers battling World Trade Center-related illnesses, the deal remains a lightning rod for controversy.

9/11 Memorial Glade Construction Moves Forward

Over the past few weeks, 9/11 Memorial visitors might have noticed a change on the Memorial plaza.

Some workers struggling with 9/11 illnesses still don’t have unlimited sick time two months after deal announced

Nearly two months after Mayor de Blasio touted a deal to provide unlimited sick leave to all city employees sickened by the 9/11 attacks, some of them still have to choose between cancer treatments and getting a paycheck.

Excess HPV-related head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder cohort

The World Trade Center (WTC) attacks exposed rescue and recovery workers to a complex mix of toxicants, including carcinogens.

Former RPD, NYPD officer who responded to 9/11 battling health concerns

A first responder who battled flames on Sept. 11 in New York says toxins he inhaled then as a New York Police officer led to his early retirement after joining Richmond Police.

WTC Medical Director Says Those With PTSD Deserve VCF Benefits

One of the World Trade Center Health Program’s top doctors says that as Congress contemplates a reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, it must right a wrong baked into the original program…