NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A prominent scientist who studied the health effects of the material found after 9/11 has died.
Paul Lioy died Wednesday after collapsing at Newark Liberty Airport. The cause of his death has not been determined, his wife told The New York Times.READ MORE: NYPD Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Robbing 11-Year-Old Girl, Making Sexual Threats
Lioy was 68.
He was an environmental scientist who studied the dust at Ground Zero, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. Lioy determined a link between that material and responders’ illnesses.READ MORE: Laru Beya Collective In The Rockaways Brings Surfing To Kids Who May Not Otherwise Had The Chance To Try It