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S. 1334  9/11 Health & Compensation Act 

Senate Hearings





H.R. 847  9/11 Health & Compensation Act Congressional Hearings


3.31.09  Victim Compensation Fund


4.22.09  Health Care Legislation




H.R. 847 Resources


1 Pager HR 847.pdf

Key Provisions HR 847.pdf

Q&A HR 847.pdf

Summary HR 847.pdf


Rep. Maloney’s 9/11 Health Page





9/11 Health Crisis News Photos




EMT Bonnie Giebfried, left, with Paramedic Marvin Bethea at a 1.26.06

health rally displaying a poster of

medications Bethea must take since

his Ground Zero service.



9/11 Health Books


Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath                     
by Paul J. Lioi

Written by a high-ranking scientist and director at Rutgers University, the book outlines the successes and failures of this country’s environmental health science response in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the threat to worker and community health by World Trade Center dust.


Book Profile

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One of Them: A First Responder’s Story

by Steven M. Centore


Former Department of Energy worker Steve Centore’s memoir of his Ground Zero service and resulting deadly illnesses are a searing indictment of government denial and neglect.

Book Profile

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Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse

by Juan Gonzalez


Prize-Winning NY Daily News journalist Juan Gonzalez’s hard-hitting book was one of the first serious attempts at whistle-blowing on the 9/11 Health Crisis.  A must-read to understand the real environmental impacts of the crisis.

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9/11 Info Resource:

Health Effects Arising from the September 11 Attacks


From toxins in the 9/11 cloud, to Ground Zero illnesses, controversies, lawsuits, demographics & more, web resource offers an exhaustive overview of the 9/11 Health Crisis.

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9/11 Health Legislation Online Petition


A Congressional Vote is imminent for H.R. 847 The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.  Please help obtain urgently needed healthcare for the 9/11 Community by signing the petition below.


Sign The Petition!




9/11 Report:

Messages in the Dust


Comprehensive report by the UK’s NEHA-National Environmental Health Association- analyzes 9/11 and its toxic aftermath with lengthy focus on environmental and heath issues.




Read Kristen Lombardi’s article Death by Dust







Fallen Heroes: Greg Quibell


First Responder Greg Quibell passed away on August 27, 2008 in Long Island, NY.  Greg had
been battling pulmonary fibrosis, leukemia, and a host of other WTC-related illnesses since 2002.   Greg’s final days were documented in the 9/11 film Save The Brave, in which he advocates for the urgent passage of the 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.  Greg is survived by wife Theresa, four children and two grandchildren.  Read More



WTC Workers Compensation

Filing Deadline Extended To

September 11, 2010


More Info: NYCOSH & NYC/Gov sites


Rally for 9/11 Health, U.S. Capitol 2.26.08


2.27.08  NY Daily News 

Sick 9/11 Workers rally in rainy D.C.

for more help 












2.26.08  MichaelMoore.com

Fighting For Healthcare


2.26.08  NY Daily News 

Sick 9/11 First Responders on Trip to Washington


2.26.08  New York City Injury Board 

World Trade Center Sick Travel to Washington


View Live Clips and Photo Gallery

from the Rally..



“What I want to ask Congress is:  Why are they leaving us like this?...”

















Mike McCormack, Emergency Medic who has been battling 9/11 illness for seven years.


View Mike in the Sierra Club film Forgotten Heroes

(Photo: Allan Tannenbaum)



“...We need government to

take the lead... To address

this crisis head on...”










Read Charlie Giles Speech 2.26.08.pdf from the Rally...


“...Before 9/11, (America)

called us for help... Now we need help...”











John McNamara, FDNY Responder, above, at the Rally for 9/11 Health.





The 9/11 Cover Up

World Plague Center











"The clock is running out on health care programs for thousands of 9/11 heroes..."

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), below,

with Rep. Nadler and Sen. Clinton.

Visit Rep. Maloney’s 9/11 Health Page




9/11 Photographer on a Mission


Allan Tannenbaum’s camera has been documenting 9/11 from the moment the first plane hit.  His photo essay 9/11: Still Killing is a shattering portrait of lives in which 9/11’s legacy lives on.

Read More...



9/11’s Legacy on Children


7.10.09  Health Guide for 9/11 Kids is Released; With One Doctor Critical


2009  WTC Clinical Guidelines Children & Adolescents.pdf


3.6.09  Belleview Says its Hours for

Parents are Flexible


9.11.08  The Children of 9/11: Living Through a Public Tragedy


9.8.08  9/11: The Children Who Lost Their Parents


9.3.08  Youths Stress out as 9/11 Approaches


2.5.08  Preschoolers who witnessed 9/11 suffered years of stress...


2.4.08  Kids Near Ground Zero on 9.11 Prone to Behavioral Problems


2.5.08  Study Finds Prior Trauna Raised Children’s 9/11 Risk



NPR 2006 Report:

Health Problems Remain for WTC Rescue Workers

by Joseph Shapiro


All Things Considered, September 11, 2006-- · Concern is growing about the health problems showing up in thousands of police, firefighters, construction workers and volunteers who took part in the rescue and cleanup efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.


Andrew Porazzo, an electrician, (left) worked in the rubble of the World Trade Center towers, and his health has never been the same...

Full Story



“...From the unimaginable horror of the September 11 attacks arose new tests of American character and ingenuity...”

From the PBS special report America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (below)




“...This hearing will mark the first time that Congress has focused specifically

on (9/11) individuals' economic losses...”

From the 4.1.08 Nadler-Lofgren

Paying with Their Lives hearing.





Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks out at the Rally For 9/11 Health at the US Capitol, 2.26.08.







Quotes from the Pile


“9/11 took everything from me... My job... my money...

my health... It took my

whole life...” 9/11 Health Now

co-founder David Miller, National

Guard, below.  (photo: Scott Star)












David’s Profile





“On 9/11, we went in with the knowledge that we might not come out. You know what, we’d do it again-cops, firemen, EMS-that’s what we signed on for, it’s what we do…”  William Gleason, former FDNY Lieutenant, Emergency Medical Services, pictured above.





“Most of these toxic 9/11 chemicals don’t even have

a safe threshold level.

There is no safe level of exposure...” Suzanne Mattei,

former Sierra Club NYC Executive.


Sierra Club 9/11 page...














 

9/11 Health In the News 2016-2014


2.9.16  September 11 Victim Compensation Fund 4th Annual Report

1.18.16  One last look at Zadroga and the up-hill battle

12.23.15  Why Jon Stewart Fought So Hard For 9/11 Responders

12.23 15  My Father Died After Being a 9/11 First Responder. This is What the Zadroga Act Means to Me

12.21.15  Passage of the Zadroga Act was long overdue

12.21.15  Zadroga 9/11 Health Act Passes, Pallone Rallies with First Responders and Speaks with NJ Patients

12.18.15  Congress Extends 9/11 Health Care Benefits

12.18.15  Congress Passes Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Extension

12.16.15  House reveals bill to extend Zadroga Act, bringing it one step closer to approval


12.14.15  How health care for 9/11 responders became just another political football

12.11.15 Jon Stewart Crashed Stephen Colbert's Monologue to Channel Donald Trump

12.11.15  Hillary Clinton Hails Jon Stewart In Her Own 9/11 Push

11.11.15  Why is a Health Bill for 9/11 First Responders Stuck in Congress?

11.9.15  Mayor de Blasio, Bipartisan Coalition of Mayors and Local Leaders Urge Speaker Ryan to Pass Permanent, Fully Funded Zadroga Act

11.6.15  Zadroga family speaks out about pain of losing son, advocates to pass new bill

9.3.15  9/11 Survivors and Elected Officials Call For Extension of Zadroga Act

8.26.15  Marcy Borders, ‘Dust Lady’ Who Survived 9/11, Dies at 42

6.28.15  Embattled 9/11 lawyer facing $1M fine over unauthorized spending

6.12.15  This Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation

6.11.15  Advocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 first responders

6.11.15  Hundreds plead for Zadroga Act extension to keep health-help for 9/11 responders

6.11.15  Ailing first responders, survivors plead for lawmakers to reauthorize Zadroga Act

4.14.15  Lawmakers From Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

4.13.15  Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act

4.7.15  World Trade Center Attack First Responders At Higher Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis

4.7.15  Retired NYPD Officer Credits WTC Health Program for Successful Kidney Cancer Treatment

3.19.15  Judge OKs settlements for 78 World Trade Center cleanup workers

3.1.15  WTC Health Program Annual Status

3.1.15. September 11 Victim Compensation Fund - Program Statistics

1.28.15  More Than 3,000 September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Claimants to Receive Payments

1.16.15  Mt. Sinai to Stay Neutral in WTC Dust Litigation

10.1.14  Important Information on the October 12, 2014* VCF Registration Deadline

9.25.14  Retired FDNY members dying of Sept. 11th-related cancers spark push for Zadroga Act extension

9.17.14  Gillibrand, Maloney, Nadler, King, DeBlasio, First Responders, Suvivors, Labor Leaders Unite at Ground Zero Once Again to Band Together in Fight To Reauthorize James Zadroga 9/11 Health  & Compensation Act

9.14.14  Stony Brook researchers study PTSD-respiratory disease link from 9/11

7.2.14  City to Revamp Stuyvesant High Auditorium Where 9/11 Dust Concerns Linger

6.27.14  9/11 first responder battles health woes; service dog has cancer

4.20.14  Wall Street Traders want 9/11 Money

4.15.14  Unseen City: The Slow Deaths of 9/11

4.10.14  Tax Relief For Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

4.10.14  As Tax Day Nears, Gillibrand Announces IRS Has Finally Clarified That 9/11 First Responders and Survivors Eligible for Tax Relief

4.10.14  9/11 VCF Program Statistics

4.1.14  Zadroga Act by the Numbers 12/31/13

4.1.14  WTC Health Program to Cover Four More Cancers

3.31.14  World Trade Center Health Program - Annual Status as of 3/31/2014

2.15.14  Post-9/11 cancer list to treat people exposed to dust and fumes at Ground Zero expands

2.14.14  Federal Committee Recommends New Areas of WTC Research

1.31.14 VCF Releases Second Annual Report

1.31.14  VCF News and Reports Update