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ASPCA worker dies from 9/11-related cancer

Rocco Parascandola and Ben Kochman wrote in the November 20, 2015 edition of the  New York Daily News about the death of ASPCA special investigator Diane DiGiacomo, 52, of cancer she sustained due to her exposure to toxins while rescuing pets from apartments near the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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Sickened in Rubble after 9/11, a ‘Lost Soul’ Longs for her Old Life

In an article published on November 22, 2015 in the  New York Times, John Otis tells of ironworker Susan Bentley, who is sick and in financial difficulty from her work at the recovery after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. After three months of recovery work, she retired due to failing health in […]

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House Speaker backs extending benefits for September 11 responders

On November 19, 2015, Reuters reported that Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has given his support to extending the Zadroga Act for rescue and recovery workers injured or sickened by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He did not say whether or not he was in favor of permanent extension. Congress allowed the Zadroga […]

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