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9/11 Illness Victim Compensation Decisions Picking up after Slow Start

Dust fills the area around the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers collapse – New York, NY – September 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CBS New York The fund that compensates those suffering from illnesses related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has picked up the pace of evaluating applications after a slow start. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, as of November of last year, the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund had made only 112 compensation decisions. […]

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City to Revamp Stuyvesant High Auditorium Where 9/11 Dust Concerns Linger

The 22-year-old seats in Stuyvesant High School's auditorium are slated to be replaced by the end of 2015. Courtesy of the Stuyvesant PTA

By Irene Plagianos DNA Info BATTERY PARK CITY — The city is finally replacing hundreds of worn-down seats in Stuyvesant High School’s auditorium — more than a decade after Ground Zero dust filled the space and sparked concerns about contamination and students’ health. The upholstered seats became a flashpoint after students returned to Stuyvesant High less […]

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Statement from the WTC Program Administrator John Howard, M.D., marking the three-year anniversary of the World Trade Center Health Program

World Trade Center Health Program Since the enactment of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act three years ago, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program has been a leader in 9/11-related healthcare and research. The Program serves over 67,000 people, including nearly 4,000 new members this year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). As we […]

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