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Residents To Also Benefit From 9/11 Health Bill

Emergency workers are seen in the vicinity of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - It isn’t just first responders who will benefit from the James Zadroga 9/11 health bill, but also those who lived in Lower Manhattan.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

About a month after 9/11, Elizabeth Williams and her family moved back into their home. She remembers the stench and the dust.

Now, she’s worried about her teenage daughter.

“When she gets a cold, if it goes into her chest, this is a big concern,” Williams told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell. “… and it can go on for months.”

This bill gives her some peace of mind.

Williams says, “It would help pay for the medical care, if G-d forbid, I would ever need it.”

She also says a friend was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Congress finally passed the 9/11 health bill on Wednesday.