Category Archives: Health Issues

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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40 names added to Nesconset 9/11 Memorial Wall

News 12 Long Island Hundreds gathered in Nesconset Saturday morning to honor 40 fallen first responders whose names were added to the 9/11 Memorial Wall. All of the honorees died from illnesses contracted at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks. “They made a big sacrifice for all of us,” said Dorothy […]

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