Cancer excluded from 9/11 Zadroga health bill
It took years for thousands of sick Ground Zero workers to get compensation for their illnesses, but now those battling cancer may have another fight on their hands.
A doctor overseeing the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act says cancer will not be covered under the $2.8 billion law due to insufficient scientific evidence linking the disease to toxins at the World Trade Center site.
Local Sept. 11 first responders say they are outraged over the decision. Retired Peekskill police detective Charlie Wassil says he and other workers he knows wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again, but they are now wondering who has their backs after medical problems develop.
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