9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

May 22, 2018Journal Standard9/11 ‘still taking its toll’
Lt. William Gleason was awake for six straight days following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as he worked to rescue people from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

May 22, 2018NY Daily NewsRetired NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw, 52, loses brave battle with 9/11-related cancer
Retired NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw, who spent days searching for his fallen comrades at Ground Zero, died at home early Sunday after a yearslong battle with cancer caused by 9/11 toxins, friends said.

May 18, 2018WCAXNorth Country trooper who died of 9/11 cancer honored in Washington
Every year, Washington, D.C., hosts National Police Week where they honor brothers in blue who lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 18, 2018WNBCI-Team: Lost News 4 Footage Is Critical Proof for September 11 Cancer Victim
A New York man who volunteered on September 11 and is now battling cancer linked to his time at ground zero is finally getting the help he needs after the News 4 I-Team helped find indisputable proof…

May 15, 2018Federal RegisterPublic Safety Officers’ Benefits Program
This final rule finalizes two proposed rules in order to update and improve the regulations of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP)…

May 11, 2018National September 11 Memorial & MuseumLila Nordstrom: Advocate for Affordable Health Care for Former Students
On Sept. 11, 2001, Lila Nordstrom was a senior attending class on the top floor of Stuyvesant High School, just blocks away from the World Trade Center.

May 11, 2018NY Daily NewsNYPD Capt. Douglas Greenwood deserved a better way to die
Although I live in Connecticut now, I’m a Bronx kid who will always think of myself as a New Yorker.

May 10, 2018
VCFMessage from Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya
As a team, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) remains committed to awarding compensation as quickly and fairly as possible, and to handling each claim with the individual attention it deserves.

May 10, 2018ABC9/11 victims fund awards $4B amid ‘increasing numbers and types of illnesses’
The terror attacks of Sept. 11 are still taking a toll nearly 17 years later.

May 9, 2018
News 12 LIFuneral held for NYPD officer who died from 9/11 illness
A first responder during the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan was laid to rest Wednesday after contracting a 9/11-related illness.

May 8, 2018WKBWGovernor Cuomo honors fallen police officers
A local police officer who died in the line of duty was honored Tuesday in a special memorial service remembering police officer and sheriff’s deputies who died in service to their communities.

May 8, 2018
Oncology Nurse AdvisorFirefighters in World Trade Center Attacks Have Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma
Firefighters exposed to environmental carcinogens during the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on September 11, 2001, have a higher prevalence of multiple myeloma (MM) precursor disease and may have a higher chance…

May 8, 2018WKTV51 names being added to Police Officers’ Memorial in Albany
The names of dozens of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty have been added to the State of New York Police Officers’ Memorial in Albany.

May 7, 2018
NewsdayNYPD Officer Mark Natale, a 9/11 responder, dies of cancer
The South Huntington native, 55, worked at Ground Zero after the attacks on the Twin Towers.

May 7, 2018
Myeloma Research News9/11 Firefighters at Greater Risk of Multiple Myeloma Precursor, Study Reports
New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster are at greater risk for developing a condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)…

May 4, 2018
Palm Beach Post9/11 veterans ‘out’ man who claimed to be firefighter at Ground Zero
When Don Prince saw a news story about Steven Shapiro being arrested on charges of credit-card theft, he recognized him right away.

May 3, 2018National September 11 Memorial MuseumSpecial Events at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to Honor Rescue and Recovery Workers
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a weeklong series of commemorative activities in recognition of the 16th anniversary of the end of the historic rescue, recovery and relief efforts at Ground Zero.

May 3, 2018Broadsheet9/11 Health Care
9/11 health care was won through the efforts of a coalition of 9/11 responders, community members and others.