Ground Zero workers' health care


Never once mentions the word asbestos. A very cleanly worded article about a very dirty subject. Winston Smith (1984) could not have performed better.

But have a look at this map dated 9/24/01 showing asbestos exceedence.

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WTC-fund 'vampire' stays on

WTC-fund 'vampire' stays on


March 29, 2009 --

Christine LaSala, who announced she was quitting last year as head of the city's $1 billion fund for World Trade Center claims, quietly stayed at the helm -- but with a cut to her $350,000 pay, The Post has learned.

LaSala, president and CEO of WTC Captive Insurance Co., withdrew her resignation several months later after "voluntarily" slashing her salary to $234,500 in 2007, a spokeswoman said.

"She's like a vampire," a stunned congressional staffer said.

LaSala, 58, who also gets health coverage for herself and a daughter, according to her spokeswoman, remained "with the support" of the WTC Captive's board of directors, composed of city officials and others appointed by Mayor Bloomberg.

JOB OPENING: Lead Scientist for Post-9/11 Health Study for "The World Trade Center Health Registry"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
New York: Lead Scientist Epidemiological Methods, World Trade Center Health Registry
Lead Scientist Epidemiological Methods
Job Code: MRDOHMH07 POSTED: Sep 25

Salary: Open
Location: New York, New York
Employer: World Trade Center Health Registry
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Categories: physicians - general, physicians - international / global health, physicians/surgeons (M.D./D.O.)
Preferred Education: Doctorate


World Trade Center Health Registry

Lead Scientist Epidemiological Methods

The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was developed as a public health response to document and evaluate the physical and mental health impact of the September 11th, 2001 disaster on a large, diverse population. The WTCHR provides a means for long-term follow-up of the 71,000 people who have volunteered to participate in the Registry. The WTCHR program, in the Division of Epidemiology, is seeking one City Research Scientists Level III Lead Scientist for Epidemiological Methods to work in collaboration with the Director of Research and other WTCHR lead scientists in evaluation and analysis of WTCHR data.

Congress Ends 9/11 Worker's Health Care Bill

Congress Ends 9/11 Workers' Health Care Bill
By: NY1 News

Congress has abandoned legislation to provide billions of dollars in health care for September 11th recovery workers.

The program would have provided long term care for workers who were at the World Trade Center on or shortly after September 11, 2001 at an estimated cost of at least $5 billion.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly objected to a part of the bill that would have forced the city to pay for 10 percent of the program, saying it would place an undue burden on city taxpayers.

In addition, the legislation would have reopened the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, adding around $6 billion to the plan.

The legislation had the backing of several New York congressmen but was overshadowed by negotiations surrounding the financial bailout.

NYPD Immortalizes 11 More On Wall Of Heroes

NYPD Immortalizes 11 More On Wall Of Heroes
Among Those Honored, Det. James Zadroga, Who Died From Illnesses Related To His Work At Ground Zero

Don Dahler NEW YORK (CBS) ― There was a poignant and emotional ceremony Wednesday, as 11 names were added to the New York City Police Department's Wall of Heroes.

Three were officers shot in the line of duty, but eight others died from illnesses linked to their time spent at ground zero in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks.

Detective Russel Timoshenko and auxiliary officers Eugene Marshalik and Nicholas Pekearo were added to the Wall after they were gunned down while on the job.

"These are the kind of police officers who transformed New York into the safest big city in America," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

But it was a beautiful, clear morning, not unlike Wednesday morning, 6 ½ years ago, when eight of these officers gave their lives.

Among those remembered Wednesday were eight officers who died from illnesses directly related to their service on Sept. 11 and the weeks that followed.