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Author Topic: 9.11's delayed legacy: Cancer for many of the rescue workers  (Read 1219 times)


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9.11's delayed legacy: Cancer for many of the rescue workers
« on: November 12, 2009, 07:50:39 am »

Here's another reason why it is important to expose the truth with regard to this.

Rescue workers are dying because Larry Silverstein wouldn't pay for the buildings to be more carefully demolished and instead decided to "pull" the buildings without any warning to the occupants and residents of the city.

Also what's the bet that the "legislation" mentioned will follow the usual course and "take effect" in 30 or 40 years time when 90% of the rescue workers will probably have died.  Isn't that what the always do in cases like this?

A spate of recent deaths of New York police and fire officers who took part in the emergency operation at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks has heightened fears that it could be the start of a delayed epidemic of cancer-related illness.

Five firefighters and police officers, all of whom were involved in the rescue and clear-up at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers, have died of cancer in the past three months, the oldest being 44. Three died last month within a four-day period.

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Those three were Robert Grossman, a Harlem-based police officer who spent several weeks at the emergency site and died of a brain tumour aged 41; fellow police officer Cory Diaz, 37; and firefighter Richard Mannetta, 44.

In addition, John McNamara, a 44-year-old firefighter, died in September; and Renee Dunbar, a police officer in her late 30s, died in August.

The cluster of cancer deaths comes as Congress is under pressure to pass legislation that would provide federal help to emergency workers who have contracted illnesses since 9/11. Campaigners hope that a bill will be put to the House of Representatives by the end of the year that would set up a $10bn (£6bn) national fund for hundreds of people who now have cancer, respiratory illnesses and other diseases that may be linked to their work at the World Trade Centre site.

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