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Pennsylvania Members of Congress Must Come to the Rescue of Ground Zero Workers – Time to “Put Up or Shut Up”

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Pennsylvania Members of Congress Must Come to the Rescue of Ground Zero Workers – Time to “Put Up or Shut Up”

We applaud the editorial writers of the NY Daily News who, recently called upon law makers from Pennsylvania to join those in New York and New Jersey in support of the extension of the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.  Years after the fires at Ground Zero stopped smoldering, thousands of rescue and recovery… Read More »

Study Finds Health Effects Linger for 9/11 Emergency Workers

It has been nearly 14 years since the infamous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. However, the devastating impact of those attacks continues for many first responders who were on the scene in the days and weeks that followed 9/11. These emergency workers have been plagued by both physical and mental health problems, many of… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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