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9/11 responders with rare cancer denied insurance coverage

Stephanie Smith, CNN John Meyers remembers standing at ground zero, feeling like a small speck amid mountains of debris. “Everything was pulverized,” said Meyers, a former New York police officer and first-responder who provided security after the September 11 terror attacks. “It was nothing but dust.” For 20 days, during 14-hour shifts, Meyers breathed in countless […]

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Pace of Zadroga law 9/11 awards improving, officials say

 Joseph Pironti worked three months of 12-hour days at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. Now he's suffering from chronic lympocytic leukemia. (Credit: Chuck Fadely)

By Ridgely Ochs New York Newsday The pace of awards made from the $2.775 billion September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has picked up, but with the 13th anniversary of the attacks Thursday, 44 percent of claims cannot be decided because of missing information, according to a report released Tuesday. As of Monday, 16,449 responders and […]

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9/11 first responders call for Zadroga Act extension

Channel 12 Long Island  [Click on the link above to see a video of the recent press conference] NEW YORK – There’s a new push to extend the law that provides health benefits to September 11 first responders, as the 13th anniversary of the attacks approaches. The Zadroga Act is the federal law that provides […]

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