News & Updates


September 25, 2003 -- New York Times -- Fire Officials Upset at End Of a Program For Survivors
The New York City Fire Department is concerned about the scheduled end of a federally funded program that was established after the World Trade Center attack to provide crisis counseling for city firefighters and other survivors. Continue reading

September 24, 2003 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New York: Thousands Enroll In Ground Zero Survey
More than 10,000 people have enrolled in New York City's registry to track health problems caused by the destruction of the World Trade Center, the city reported yesterday, 18 days after the registration began. The participants live in 47 states and nine countries. People who sign up go through a 30-minute interview about where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, their exposure to smoke and dust, and any health problems they have suffered since. Continue reading

September 24, 2003 -- New York Times -- Thousands Enroll In Ground Zero Survey
More than 10,000 people have enrolled in New York City's registry to track health problems caused by the destruction of the World Trade Center, the city reported yesterday, 18 days after the registration began. The participants live in 47 states and nine countries. Continue reading

September 12, 2003 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Thousands Enroll In 9/11 Study
More than 6,500 people signed up in the first six days to participate in a new multiyear study of the health consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attack, New York City officials said. The World Trade Center Health Registry, which began last Friday, is designed to track up to 200,000 people over the next 20 years and is open to people -- whether or not they have had any adverse health effects -- who were exposed to the dust and smoke from the disaster. Continue reading

September 12, 2003 -- New York Times -- Thousands Enroll In 9/11 Study
More than 6,500 people signed up in the first six days to participate in a new multiyear study of the health consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attack, New York City officials said. The World Trade Center Health Registry, which began last Friday, is designed to track up to 200,000 people over the next 20 years and is open to people -- whether or not they have had any adverse health effects -- who were exposed to the dust and smoke from the disaster. Continue reading

September 11, 2003 -- New York Times -- TWO YEARS LATER: AIR QUALITY; Study Says Ground Zero Soot Lingered
New research into the impact of air pollution from the World Trade Center disaster mostly confirms, for better and for worse, some of the earliest tentative conclusions reached just after the attack, scientists said yesterday. Continue reading

September 8, 2003 -- New York Times -- E.P.A. in the Cross Hairs
The Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality have been sharply criticized for playing down the potential dangers of exposure to ash, smoke and dust generated by the collapse of the World Trade Center. Continue reading

September 7, 2003 -- New York Times -- Uncertainty Lingers Over Air Pollution in Days After 9/11
The air in Lower Manhattan after Sept. 11 has swirled back into the news -- what people knew about it, when they knew it and what they said about it. Continue reading

September 7, 2003 -- New York Times -- Clinton Vows to Block E.P.A. Nominee to Pressure Agency
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said yesterday that she would block the nomination of Gov. Michael O. Leavitt of Utah as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency until President Bush responded to her concerns about air quality around the World Trade Center. Continue reading

September 7, 2003 -- New York Times -- Fire Officials Upset at End Of a Program For Survivors
The New York City Fire Department is concerned about the scheduled end of a federally funded program that was established after the World Trade Center attack to provide crisis counseling for city firefighters and other survivors Continue reading