A remark I often hear about my “obsessions” is why still go on about it. It happened so long ago!
Well here is a good reason to keep on at it: eleven years later 50 forms of cancer have been added to the list of diseases the first responders can get compensation for. Just imagine for 70.000 men and women 911 never stopped with many of them having died as the result of the toxins they breathed in on that fateful day and in the days after.
What is really worrying and perplexing is that in some of the long tissue of first responders Nano Thermite residue has been found.
Every day since then has been a battle for them. Not against the terrorists but against their own government. Now why is that I wonder?
For the first time since the 9/11 attack, the federal government has recognized that people who lived near Ground Zero and first responders got cancer from toxic dust from the scene.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced the findings ahead of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack tomorrow.
The institute is responsible for deciding whether cancer should be among the illnesses covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Around 50 cancers are included.
The ruling means thousands of people who are sure they got sick in the aftermath of the outrage will be eligible for compensation.
Michael Barasch, a lawyer who represent thousands of first responders and residents, told the New York Post: ‘There’s new scientific evidence that dust is what is now linked to not only the respiratory illnesses, but all these cancers.’