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EPA Criticized for Persecuting 9/11 Dust Whistleblower

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EPA Criticized for Persecuting 9/11 Dust Whistleblower

When the World Trade Center fell on September 11, 2001, the force kicked up a massive amount of dust. We know now how dangerous this dust was, with millions of tiny toxic particles contained therein. Those who were on the scene at the time and in the weeks after were exposed to the dangerous conditions…. Read More »

Company Recognizes the Work of 9/11 First Responders

A Pennsylvania company had the opportunity to meet with four 9/11 first responders who visited its store in April 2015. The four men, all members of the Fire Department of New York, stopped into Carpet One Floor & Home located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The firefighters visited the store to recognize the storeowner for his… Read More »

Retired 9/11 Firefighter Battling Stage 4 Cancer, Says It Was Worth It

In the years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, dozens of first responders have suffered deadly diseases related to the work they did at Ground Zero. For some of them, the end came quickly in the months following the attacks. Others did not begin to feel the symptoms of their conditions until years after the… Read More »

Michael Barasch joins Rep. Pascrell and Local First Responders to Urge Passage of 9/11 Health Bill Reauthorization

This week, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09),  Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and Co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, was joined by Zadroga family attorney Michael Barasch and local first responders from across the region to urge passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, legislation that would… Read More »

Why Congress must reauthorize and extend the Victim Compensation Fund

The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund is a Financial Lifesaver For Responders and Rescue Workers Rendered Disabled by World Trade Center Related Illnesses Failure to Fully Fund the Zadroga Act will lead to Devastating Results for the Men and Women that the Statute is supposed to Aid and Protect. Much has been written in recent years about… Read More »

Shocking: Politicians speak out Against 9/11 Fund

Shocking:  Even when it comes to sick 9/11 first responders, politicians speak out of both sides of their mouths For the past 14 years, on the anniversary of the worst tragedy to strike our country, legislative leaders, like clockwork, have taken full advantage of the opportunity to get before news cameras and microphones to espouse… Read More »

VA Has Seen Significant Amount of Litigation Since 9/11

The years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have been turbulent for the Department of Veterans Affairs. As of early 2014, the VA has paid out more than $200 million to settle approximately 1,000 wrongful death cases, according to information from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The types of cases that the VA… Read More »

New Memorial Well to Honor 9/11 Victims

Wells of Life, a nonprofit organization that is known for providing clean and safe water to the children and families of Uganda, recently announced that it has completed work on the first-ever clean water well to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The well, located in the Katakwi District of Uganda, is now… Read More »

Retired Police Officer to Receive Enhanced Pension After Working at Ground Zero

A retired police officer from New York has been battling for five years to receive an enhanced disability pension to help treat his fibromyalgia, which she developed after long-term exposure to a variety of toxins at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now, the Appellate Division in Manhattan has finally ruled that… Read More »

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9-11 EMS Responders

According to a study published in the journal, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, when tracked over 12 years following the attacks, EMS 9/11 responders were seven times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than EMS workers who didn’t work that day. And the risk of obstructive airway disease was more than doubled in EMS… Read More »

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