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    Less Than a Mile from Ground Zero, NYCHA Workers at Risk from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Among the half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were hundreds of union members who worked at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites near the East River – less than a mile from the World Trade Center site.  As a result of their toxic […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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    To Improve Service, World Trade Center Health Program Selects New Provider Network

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and survivors who are enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will soon have a new Nationwide Provider Network (NPN): Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick. MCA-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) in spring 2022. In the meantime, LHI will continue to provide health program benefits. If you are currently enrolled […]

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    Union Members Were Exposed to Ground Zero Toxins Beyond Lower Manhattan

    By Michael Barasch

    Half a million responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. But Lower Manhattan was not the only area in New York City where the toxins were present.  The […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors 9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

    By Michael Barasch

    Rupa Bhattacharyya, who has been Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) since 2016, recently announced that she will leave the VCF at the end of April. She will assume a position with Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. Earning bipartisan support, Bhattacharyya was appointed Special Master by President […]

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    Twenty Years After Re-opening Classrooms Closed By 9/11, Teachers at Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    Emotions were tense in Lower Manhattan in the weeks after 9/11, as military units patrolled the streets, and people worried that another terrorist attack could occur at any time. Yet, within a few weeks, schools from preschools to high schools were reopened – even Stuyvesant High School, which was across the street from Ground Zero. […]

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