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Zadroga Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials call for the renewal of the Zadroga Act on Sept. 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Local Leaders Urging Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Peter King joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in lower Manhattan to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

09/08/2014

FILE - Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch (Photo by Bonile Bam/Getty Images)

PBA President: More Cops Have Died From 9/11 After-Effects Than In Attacks

Twelve years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the death toll has continued to grow.

09/09/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Quinn: City Should Help 9/11 Volunteers Get Health Compensation

In order to qualify for federal help, sick or injured Ground Zero volunteers who lack other proof must have two people swear they worked there. Quinn said the city should help these volunteers locate first responders and others who can attest to their service.

01/03/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Increased Rate Of 3 Types Of Cancer Among 9/11 Recovery Workers

The 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.

12/18/2012

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

Congressional Gridlock Could Leave 9/11 Responders Hurting Again

If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.

10/15/2012

A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It’s Official: 50 Types Of Cancer To Be Covered Under Zadroga Act

The federal government announced Monday that dozens of types of cancer will be now be covered under a healthcare fund for first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

09/10/2012

First Responders Rally Near Ground Zero/file (credit: Getty Images)

Significant Help Reportedly On The Way For Those Who Got Sick After 9/11

The federal government will reportedly announce that about 50 types of cancer will be added to the 9/11 compensation list, and that the funds will finally be distributed.

09/09/2012

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 Responder Treatment Program Expands To Brooklyn

Until today, there wasn’t a clinic for 9/11 responders in Brooklyn, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported. 9/11 first responder and advocate John Feal called the new center monumental.

05/14/2012

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

Help One Step Closer For 9/11 Responders With Cancer

A health advisory committee has recommended that certain cancers be included in coverage under the Zadroga Act.

03/29/2012

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

PBA: Number Of Officers Diagnosed With Cancer Since 9/11 Keeps Growing

PBA President Patrick Lynch said 56 police officers have died and 297 others have been diagnosed with cancer.

02/06/2012

Memorial Wall honoring the 55 members who have died as a result of World Trade Center-related illnesses. It hangs in the lobby of FDNY Headquarters. (credit: NYC.gov/FDNY)

FDNY Remembers Firefighters Who Have Died From 9/11-Related Illnesses

Since 9/11, 55 members of the fire department have died. Their names were read at department headquarters.

09/09/2011

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

Cancer-Stricken 9/11 Responders Will Not Benefit From Zadroga Act

The federal government is now saying that cancer-striken Ground Zero 9/11 responders will not benefit from the Zadroga Act.

07/26/2011