A Push to Reauthorize James Zadroga Act. On September 8, a group of lawmakers, first responders, and community and labor leaders gathered at Ground Zero to begin a push to reauthorize and extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The Zadroga Act was passed in December 2010 to provide medical treatment and … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Seek 25-Year Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Act
The Aftermath Of 9/11 Continue To Plague Many First Responders. The result of the million tons of toxic alkaline dust released in the aftermath of the Twin Towers' September 11, 2011 collapse continue to plague many first responders. Those affected were exposed to a mixture of toxic chemicals, such as dust, glass shards, … [Read more...] about First Responders Ongoing Health Issues
9/11 Heroes Suffering The Consequences. As we rapidly approach the 10th anniversary, the tragedy of September 11, 2001 is on the minds of all New Yorkers and the nation. Yet no one is more keenly aware of the decade that has elapsed as the brave men and women still suffering the consequences of their noble actions following the … [Read more...] about Have We Forgotten our 9/11 Heroes?
More Evidence Surfaced Regarding Health Problems Of Ground Zero First Responders. Evidence continues to mount regarding the health problems faced by Ground Zero first responders. According to a new study from Mount Sinai Medical Center, rescue workers who responded within the first two days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks may be at … [Read more...] about Study Finds Ground Zero First Responders Face Heart Risks