Cancer cluster at top NYC school near Ground Zero, grad says

Students who attended Lower Manhattan schools at the time of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are now experiencing a cancer cluster, with young people suffering from cancers linked to toxins from the burning debris of the World Trade Center reports Carl Campanile of the NY Post.

Stuyvesant  High School, one of the nearest schools to the site, was used as a staging area by rescue and recovery workers shortly after the attacks. The school opened less than a month after the attacks, on October 9, 2001.

68 cancers are listed with the Victims’ Compensation Fund and those suffering from them with site exposure are eligible for health coverage.

Students from Stuyvesant have started a petition asking for a government study into student health after the attacks.

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