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  • WTC Health ProgramZadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Eligibility for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program Depends on Where You Were

    By Michael Barasch

    All of the 500,000 first responders and people who were working, living, and studying below Canal Street in Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins. These toxins dramatically increase the 9/11 community’s risk of developing 68 different types of cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. These first responders and survivors […]

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  • Sales of License Plates Commemorating 9/11 Off to a Strong Start

    9/11 Injuries

    Sales of License Plates Commemorating 9/11 Off to a Strong Start

    By Michael Barasch

    A strong early response has demonstrated the demand for commemorative 9/11 license plates within New York State. After many years, the Department of Motor Vehicles finally agreed to issue the plates, with part of the proceeds going to a charity benefiting family members of World Trade Center victims. Fewer than three days after the plates […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    9/11-Related Cancer Causes Death of Deputy Marshal

    By Michael Barasch

    Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro died June 14 of cancer reportedly connected to his work as a first responder on and immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center Health Program had previously deemed Toro’s illness to be a direct result of his work at Ground Zero. Due to the […]

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