Archive of News (2024)

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund decided more claims, paid most money in 2023

The fund has awarded $12.8 billion to over 56,600 claimants since being reactivated in 2011 and last year decided more claims and issued more reward dollars than in any prior year.

Recently Passed Legislation Expands World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Eligibility for Pentagon and Shanksville Responders

The NDAA amends the Zadroga Act to expand eligibility to include certain active duty, retired, or reserve members of the military, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, or certain DOD contractors.

Lung function decline after World Trade Center exposure raises risk for mortality

Over time, reductions in lung function following exposure to WTC dust heighten the risk for all-cause and cancer-cause mortality, according to results published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Rochester area honors N.Y. state trooper taken by 9/11-related illness

New York state troopers gathered with residents of the Rochester area Saturday to mourn the loss and honor the life of Trooper Steven Tyrrell, who passed away earlier this month from cancer.

NYC agencies say they have no data on 9/11 toxins — ‘preposterous,’ reply Ground Zero victims’ advocates

An attempt to learn more about the deadly toxins kicked into New York City’s atmosphere after the 9/11 terror attacks has so far been shut down by city government.

Inflammatory markers in world trade center workers with asthma: Associations with post traumatic stress disorder

Our results suggest that PTSD is not associated with blood and sputum inflammatory markers in WTC workers with asthma.

VCF 2023 Annual Report

This report summarizes the VCF’s 12th year of operation, and focuses on the significant changes, challenges, and achievements of 2023.

New York State Trooper dies from 9/11-related illness after working at WTC site

Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell, 58, was assigned to New York City to aid in the search and recovery efforts.

The Importance of Lung Cancer Screening in Individuals Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster

Our study findings demonstrate that beginning lung cancer screening at the age of 50 years and in those with fewer pack-years likely contributes to improved survival after a lung cancer diagnosis.

9/11 first responder who advocates for firefighters’ health diagnosed with cancer

Retired FDNY Chief Richard Alles lives a healthy lifestyle and is an avid runner.