NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A special fund set up by Congress is making its first payments to people who got sick after being exposed to toxic dust at the World Trade Center.
A group of 15 first responders with respiratory problems will be the first to get awards from the 9/11 victim compensation fund. All of them except one individual are firefighters.
Their payouts range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. It will be years, though, before the group sees all that money.