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Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC To Give Some 9/11 Health Info To Researchers

Some elected officials had called on the city to disclose information sought by Mount Sinai Medical Center ahead of a federal review. Officials will consider whether cancer should be added to the illnesses covered by the Zadroga act.

02/15/2012

Rescue workers approach the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Reopened 9/11 Victims Fund Now Taking Applications

The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at ground zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site. Residents, workers and those whose claims to the first fund were denied can apply beginning today.

10/03/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund To Accept Applications Starting Monday

The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at Ground Zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site.

10/02/2011

The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: John Devlin Lives With The Aftermath Of Working At Ground Zero

Since the toxic dust cloud engulfed Lower Manhattan on 9/11, thousands have died or gotten sick. Many have cancer and that number is growing.

09/08/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a ribbon cutting event at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect. (credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Zadroga Act Goes Into Effect As 9/11 Health Clinics Open For Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius cut the ribbon at the Mount Sinai Medical Center to celebrate the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act taking effect.

07/01/2011

Ground Zero (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

New Rules For Zadroga Act Would Expand Coverage For 9/11 Health Claims

The new draft regulations for the $2.78 billion James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act were released Tuesday. The public has 45 days to comment on the proposals.

06/21/2011

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

Question Looms On WTC Health Act: Who Is Covered?

Only a few diseases were singled out by name in the act, including asthma and a handful of other respiratory ailments.

01/16/2011

Photo Credit: President Obama (Getty Images), 9/11 Responders (AP)

President Signs Sept. 11 First Responders Bill

The bill was one of the last measures Congress passed before adjourning in December. President Obama signed the bill from Hawaii, where he’s vacationing with his family.

01/02/2011

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

Residents To Also Benefit From 9/11 Health Bill

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.

12/24/2010

A screenshot from the Thursday, December 16, 2010 edition of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

‘Daily Show’ Devotes Most Of Program To 9/11 Health

The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.

12/17/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Backers Vow To Continue Support

Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.

12/10/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.

12/09/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Crucial Senate Vote For 9/11 Health Bill Today

Zadroga, a New York City police officer and first responder, died in 2006 from a respiratory disease contracted while working at Ground Zero.

12/08/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

9/11 Health Bill Backers Rallying On Pearl Harbor Day

360 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the War Hazards Compensation Act. It has now been over nine years since the attacks of 9/11.

12/07/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Debate Might Start On 9/11 Health Care Bill This Week

A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.

12/06/2010

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