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New York State legislation would force the NYPD to release names of all cops who worked at Ground Zero
NY State legislation would force the NYPD to release names of all cops who worked at Ground Zero to cancer researchers
Mount Sinai Medical Center scientists have asked for the information
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
ALBANY — The NYPD would be required to provide the list of cops who worked at Ground Zero to cancer researchers under legislation being drafted in the Legislature.
The measure was requested by the police officers union, which says the studies could help secure needed federal health money for ailing cops.
Scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan have asked for the full roster of officers who served at Ground Zero, but the NYPD’s surgeon refused, citing privacy concerns.
Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-Manhattan) and state Sen. Diane Savino (D-S.I.) ripped the decision and promised to introduce a bill as soon as next week compelling the NYPD to comply with the request.
“These were the heroes of 9/11, and they deserve the best health care possible,” Kellner said. “If there is a higher rate of cancer, we need to find that out through the best study possible, and that means releasing this list.”
Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman denounced as "downright falsehoods" the criticism of her assurances that it was safe to breathe the air around the fallen World Trade Center.
"There are people to blame. They are the terrorists that attacked the United States, not the men and women of all levels of government," Whitman said Monday at a hearing where she faced some of her toughest congressional critics.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat whose district includes the World Trade Center site, called the hearing after years of criticizing federal officials for what he says was a negligent and incomplete cleanup after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
He opened the session by saying the Bush administration "has continued to make false, misleading and inaccurate statements, and refused to take remedial actions, even in the face of overwhelming evidence."
Whitman, the main focus of much of that criticism, called such allegations "misinformation, innuendo and downright falsehoods."
Ground Zero worker tells of illnesses from 9/11
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By RAJU CHEBIUM
GANNETT NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man told a Senate panel today he has difficulty breathing and his lungs have thickened since he worked at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001, and on cleanup efforts afterward.
Jeffrey Endean, a former commander with the Morris County Sheriff's Office who lives in Succasunna, was among the witnesses who discussed health problems he and thousands of people developed after breathing in the pulverized sheet rock, glass and concrete from the Twin Towers collapse and during debris removal later.