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Fallout from 9/11 attacks on par with Fukushima and Chernobyl

At a recent conference at the New York Academy of Medicine, researchers shared more evidence of elevated rates of cancer, heart and respiratory disease and post-traumatic stress disorder among workers at the World Trade Center site that link to the chemicals at the site. One doctor avowed that the health consequences of the terrorist attacks of September […]

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Obama expected to veto JASTA, White House says

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that President Obama intends to veto a bill Congress approved without objection that would allow families of the victims of terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism bill, commonly known as JASTA, would permit courts to waive claims to foreign sovereign immunity in cases […]

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New York state extends deadline for September 11 health claims

The deadline for World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers to file claims for the many illnesses stemming  from their work at the site after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is now September 11, 2018. The opportunity to file ended two years ago, leaving those recently diagnosed with World Trade Center-related illness stranded, writes Michael Virtanen […]

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