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9/11 Police Chief Dies from Blood Cancer at Age 53

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9/11 Police Chief Dies from Blood Cancer at Age 53

A New York Police Department chief, Steven Bonano, died of blood cancer at age 53. Bonano was among the very first emergency workers to arrive at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Many suspect his cancer was related to his time at the site and exposure to toxic fumes. Bonano is by no means the… Read More »

Former Deputy Commissioner and 9/11 Rescue Leader Dies

The deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor has died of brain cancer. Ronald Cohen of Eltingville was known and widely appreciated for his role in leading rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Cohen was 47. Cohen served as an instrumental figure following the tragic… Read More »

9/11 First Responder Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

The first responders of 9/11 were undoubtedly heroes who braved the perils of that fateful day to bring victims to safety. Today, one of those heroes needs someone to save him. A 54-year-old firefighter who assisted on and in the weeks following 9/11 has developed an aggressive form of blood cancer. To have any chance… Read More »

Many 9/11 Victims Still Await Relief

September 11, 2001 was a tragic and devastating day in our nation’s history. It was also, however, a day that many heroes emerged. Among them were first responders and volunteers who braved the toxic clouds and dangerous conditions to help victims reach safety. Sadly, long after the dust settled, many of these brave individuals began… Read More »

SCOTUS: Port Authority Won’t Pay for 9/11 Asbestos Cleanup

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on the question of whether the Port Authority does should pay for the 9/11 cleanup costs of an apartment building located near Ground Zero. The decision comes after years of litigation and ended with the Supreme Court declining to hear an appeal on the issue…. Read More »

9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Now Suffering From Stomach Cancer

One of the most iconic images to emerge from the terrorist attacks on 9/11 featured a clearly distraught woman who was covered in dust in the moments after she emerged from the World Trade Center. Known as the “Dust Lady,” she became emblematic of the suffering and depth of despair experienced by those victimized on… Read More »

9/11 Health Claims CEO Quits After a Decade

9/11 health claims CEO Christine LaSala recently quit after 10 years of work. LaSala managed the $1 billion federal fund that handled claims related to the cleanup at Ground Zero. The CEO was no stranger to controversy, as she faced a great deal of criticism regarding her salary as president and CEO of WTC Captive… Read More »

Prostate Cancer Risk Ignored by 9/11 Health Center

Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the foremost experts in 9/11-health related problems. The hospital includes a World Trade Center Health Program that is devoted to treating and studying 9/11 health ailments, including cancer. Despite its status as the place to be screened and treated for 9/11-related diseases, it does not currently screen for prostate… Read More »

Understanding the VCF Claim Filing Process

The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, (VCF) part of the James L. Zadroga Act of 2010, provides compensation to individuals who suffered physical harm while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  There are two different ways in which you may apply for benefits through the VCF: Online: This tends to be the better… Read More »

Numerous Health Complications Common from 9/11 Aftereffects

Over the past several years, there has been growing concern surrounding the numerous types of health effects stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan. After the building materials, furniture and electronic equipment fell and were crushed, dust and debris from the buildings filled the air.  Many New York residents, attack victims and… Read More »

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