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  • Zadroga Act

    House Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    On Thursday, June 11, a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health was held to discuss the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, also known as H.R. 1786. The bill would reauthorize the existing Zadroga Act, the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program, […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Hero from September 11 Attacks Dies of Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    William Sheldon Jr., a hero at Ground Zero on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died of cancer recently, becoming the first member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to die from cancer related to the attack. He was only 47 years old. Sheldon was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    NYPD Unions Endorse Candidate Who Supports Zadroga Act Extension

    By Michael Barasch

    Current Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan received some major backing when two New York Police Department unions offered their endorsement for him in the race for the 11th Congressional District. The special election to fill the vacant seat left by recently resigned Rep. Michael Grimm will take place May 5. Grimm previously plead guilty […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Deadline Alert

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  • Health Programs

    Certification of Cancer for WTC Health Program Treatment

    By Michael Barasch

    The nature of cancer can make it difficult to link conclusively to an event. However, researchers have determined that exposure to certain known carcinogens can cause cancer. Yet, until June 2012, authorities did not acknowledge the probable link to cancer for hundreds of responders, residents and workers at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and the Shanksville […]

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