WOODBURY - Fifty different types of cancer could be covered under the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, federal officials announced today.
The Zadroga Act covers mainly digestive and respiratory illnesses linked to exposure to the different chemicals and toxins at Ground Zero. John Feal, of the FealGood Foundation, says today's announcement is a bittersweet victory for the families of first responders who died of cancer.
Under the new stipulation, families will be compensated if a relative died of cancer linked to Ground Zero exposure.
The inclusion of cancer coverage will be open for public comment for two months before being finalized.
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