7 Ground Zero first responders from LI dead in 1 month

Nine Sept. 11 first responders from New York, including seven from Long Island, have died in the last month. Their deaths were likely due to

7 LIers join list of dead WTC responders

7 LIers join list of dead WTC responders (1/31/13)

NESCONSET - Nine Sept. 11 first responders from New York, including seven from Long Island, have died in the last month.

Their deaths were likely due to illnesses related to their time at Ground Zero.

According to John Feal, of the FealGood Foundation, at least 1,300 first responders have already died due to toxins breathed in at the World Trade Center site. For years, he has lobbied Congress to pass a compensation package for those impacted.

News 12 Long Island reported earlier this week that the compensation fund has begun handing out settlements. However, recipients are only getting 10 percent of their grants amid funding concerns. 

The 9/11 Compensation Fund contains $2.8 billion for affected families, who have until 2016 to sign up for aid. 
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A person was killed in a crash involving 1 Police: Person killed in crash with school bus in Ronkonkoma
Police say Jeustin David Maldonado, 17, of Uniondale, 2 Teen charged in connection to Uniondale fatal shooting
Southampton High School is proposing to bump the 3 East End high school proposes later school start
Police gave the 4 Oceanside Jewish center, 27 nationwide receive bomb threats
An upstate company says it wants to use 5 Garbage haul proposal concerns Holtsville residents

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The first respodners will get 10 percent of 9/11 fund makes 1st payments to responders

More than a decade after the terrorist attack, the fund is beginning the process of

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE