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9/11 First Responders, Lawmakers Celebrate Extension Of Zadroga ActAt Ground Zero, 9/11 first responders and survivors celebrated the extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Zadroga Act Adovcates Make Final Push For Renewal As Congress Deadline LoomsCongresswoman Maloney said advocates hope the bill will be passed as an attachment in the upcoming omnibus budget bill, after it was pulled from previous legislation.
9/11 Cop Marci Simms Being Laid To Rest Sunday After Succumbing To CancerLt. Marci Simms, 51, died of lung cancer Thursday at her Long Island home. Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. in Jericho.
9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 ActAs the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.
Study On Exposure To 9/11 Dust Shows Nerve Damage In RatsA study on the short term effects of residual dust from the World Trade Center on rats showed some nerve damage, according to Winthrop-University Hospital Researchers.
9/11 Illness Victim Compensation Decisions Picking Up After Slow StartThe fund that compensates those suffering from illnesses related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has picked up the pace of evaluating applications after a slow start.
Last Day To Register For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation FundThe Victim Compensation Fund covers those already sick or anyone who fears they may become sick due to the toxic dust that lingered in the air over lower Manhattan following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Just Days Left To Register For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation FundThe Victim Compensation Fund covers those already sick or anyone who fears they may become sick due to the toxic dust that lingered in the air over lower Manhattan following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Study: 9/11 Responders Have Higher Cancer RiskAmong nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study.
Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By FridayThe $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.
9/11 Fund Makes First Payments To Sick Ground Zero RespondersTheir payouts range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. It will be years, though, before the group sees all that money.
Study Finds Increased Rate Of 3 Types Of Cancer Among 9/11 Recovery WorkersThe most comprehensive study on whether the toxins in the air at ground zero after 9/11 are linked to cancers is unlikely to end the debate over health questions.

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