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/ :

September 12, 2016NY1Governor Proposes New NYC Monument to Honor 9/11 First Responders
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new 9/11 memorial to be built honoring the first responders.

September 12, 2016NY1Exclusive: After NY1 Report, City Agrees to Add Names to 9/11 First Responder Memorial
Changes are coming to a memorial dedicated to first responders from Staten Island who died from September 11th-related illnesses.

September 12, 2016
NY TimesPeriod for Ground Zero Workers to Seek Compensation Is Extended
New York State is extending the period for workers and volunteers to seek medical benefits and lost wages resulting from their involvement in the rescue and recovery operations in Lower Manhattan after the attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2016
Huffington PostNever Forgetting 9/11 In The Worst Possible Way
The words of lawmakers promise one thing, but the heroes of Sept. 11 see very different deeds.

September 11, 2016
Business Insider‘People are still getting sick’: The lasting health impacts of 9/11, 15 years later
Esther Regelson lived two blocks south of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

September 11, 2016Guardian9/11 health crisis continues: New York cleaner fights cancer 15 years later
Merita Zejnuni was working nearby when the towers fell. It wasn’t until 2009 that she began treatment – but ‘I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me’

September 11, 2016Guardian9/11 health crisis: death toll from illness nears number killed on day of attacks
At least 1,000 people have died from illnesses tied to exposure to debris

September 11, 2016Governor Andrew M. CuomoGovernor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Ensure Benefits for 9/11 Workers and Volunteers
Legislation Extends Deadline for New Claims Related to 9/11 Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up

September 11, 2016Governor Andrew M. CuomoGovernor Cuomo Announces Monument to be Built Honoring 9/11 First Responders and Survivors
State Will Launch Request for Proposals to Select Design and Location for Monument in New York City

September 11, 2016NY Daily NewsEx-EPA boss Whitman offers first-ever apology for bad info on post-9/11 air quality: ‘People have died because I made a mistake’
The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency apologized for the first time for her declaration a week after 9/11 that the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breathe.