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2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

By Susan Edelman New York Post More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health […]

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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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