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U.S. To Cover Costs Of Cancer Treatment For 9/11 First Responders

Reuters: U.S. To Cover Cancer Treatment For 9/11 Responders
The 70,000 surviving firefighters, police officers and other first responders who raced to the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001 will be entitled to free monitoring and treatment for some 50 forms of cancer. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced on Monday that responders as well as survivors exposed to toxic compounds from the wreckage, which smoldered for three months, will be covered for cancer under the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (Begley, 9/10).

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