Category Archives: Health Issues

Administrator’s Statement on the Fourth Anniversary of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program

To find the Administrator’s Statement online, please click here. July 1, 2015, marks the fourth anniversary of the WTC Health Program. Established by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the WTC Health Program strives to provide excellence in 9/11-related healthcare and research. Today we reflect on another successful year and affirm the critical importance of […]

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Street Renamed for NYPD Detective, Tommy Merriweather, who Died of Cancer after Working Ground Zero

Greg Cergol Channel 4 NYC  To see a video about the street renaming, please click here. An everyday hero was remembered Friday as lawmakers renamed a Bay Shore street in honor of a fallen NYPD detective. Twenty-year department veteran Tommy Merriweather, 49, died of cancer in 2013, after working at ground zero following 9/11. His […]

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Deputy U.S. marshal dies of 9/11-linked cancer

Jane Lerner Lower Hudson Journal News Zacarias Toro, a deputy U.S. marshal who lived in Nanuet, died of cancer at his home Sunday, nearly 14 years after he was exposed to toxic smoke at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Toro, 50, died just a week after he was awarded the U.S. Marshals […]

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