Archive of Press Releases

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) 6th Annual Report

911 Health Watch wants to commend the Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya, along with her staff, for the progress they have demonstrated in this annual report, in working to process claims for injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors and get them the compensation that they need and deserve. Today’s […]

Statement of 911 Health Watch and Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act on the passing of Dr. James Melius

With a heavy heart we must report that Dr. James Melius had died. Dr. Melius was a founding member of 911 Health Watch and Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, Chair of the World Trade Center Health Program Responders Steering Committee and Administrator of the New York State Laborer’s Health and Trust […]

Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Ben Chevat, 9/11 Health Watch, (301) 922-5034 ben.chevat@911healthwatch.org John Feal, FealGood Foundation, (516) 901-7427 Feal13@aol.com Press Inquiries on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Nicole.Navas@usdoj.gov September 7, 2017 Facebook Live events on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors NEW YORK CITY, NY – […]

Statement of 911 Health Watch on the Release of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 5th Annual Report

“Today’s release by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of its 5th Annual Report along with updated statistics continues to show real progress in providing the assistance that injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors have been waiting for. 911 Health Watch wants to commend Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya and her staff for the dedication […]

Former North Country state trooper dies of Ground Zero-related illness

A state trooper who spent years working in the North Country died today from an illness related to his work at the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to the New York State Police.

9/11 Health Watch Honors Congressional Sponsors of Law Providing Aid to World Trade Center Responders & Survivors

Below is the press release issued by 911 Health Watch about our event on Tuesday night honoring U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Peter King – the five original cosponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, as well as Sheila Birnbaum former Special […]

Statement of 911 Health Watch on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

Statement of 911 Health Watch Inc. on Sheila Birnbaum stepping down as Special Master of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointing Ms. Rupa Bhattacharyya, currently the Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice as the new Special Master to run the program and make decisions over […]

Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program Peripheral Neuropathy

For Immediate Release from 9/11 Health Watch April 5th 2016 Statement by 911 Health Watch on the World Trade Center Administrator’s decision to not include on the list of conditions covered for treatment by the program Peripheral Neuropathy. “The World Trade Center Administrator in a decision posted in the Federal Register has decided not to […]

Statement from 911 Health Watch on Special Master Birnbaum’s Update on Payments

“The update issued by Special Master Birnbaum, reporting that the VCF has authorized over 1,000 full payments as of February 29th  and that the VCF is on track with its plans to fully implement the reauthorization  is good news for injured and ill 9/11 responders, survivors and their families. After all of the hard work by […]