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Stuyvesant High School survivor of 9/11 says new HBO film gives attacks’ health risks short shrift

Lila Nordstrom, a Stuyvesant High School 9/11 survivor and advocate for World Trade Center health issues is devastated that a new film, HBO’s In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11, omits mentioning the site-related illnesses plaguing the Stuyvesant community.

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9/11 hero Luis Alvarez honored posthumously on eve of attacks’ 18th anniversary

NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, whose Congressional testimony while he was dying of World Trade Center-related cancer helped pass legislation giving recovery workers health benefits, has been honored at a Brooklyn ceremony on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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241 NYPD officers have died from 9/11 illnesses, 10 times the number killed in World Trade Center attack

NYPD officials have told reporters that more than ten times the number of NYPD police officers have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses in the nearly 18 years since 9/11 as were killed in the terrorist attack itself. Twenty-three NYPD Officers were killed on September 1, 2001. Two hundred and forty-one have died of illnesses linked to their work on the site afterwards.

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