Category Archives: Health Issues

William Woodlon, 9/11 FDNY hero, dies after long bout with lung cancer

Firefighter William Woodlon died of World Trade Center-related lung cancer last week at the age of 66, report Denis Slattery Laura Dimon Thomas Tracy Ginger Adams Otis of New York Daily News. “They called him the mayor of the block,” said his wife Barbara. Woodlon joined the Fire Department in January 1982 and worked at Engine 39 […]

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A Message from VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

Dear Friends, It has been exactly one month since I officially joined the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”). In that time, I have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the workings of the VCF and begin developing plans for the future so that we can meet the goal of processing claims in a […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Still waiting after 15 years

Anna Sanders writes in the Staten Island Advance about the plight of “Group B” — those sick from 9/11 who have filed claims under last year’s reauthorization of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Fifteen years after the attack, many recovery workers and survivors of the attack are sick, as are local residents and students. Many still […]

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