Persons whose illnesses are related to exposure to the World Trade Center disaster may be eligible for medical services or monetary compensation under two Federal programs.
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It also provides services for survivors who were in the New York disaster area. It is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
For information about the WTC Health Program, including how to apply, information on WTC health effects and research, and program resources, visit www.cdc.gov/wtc, call 888-982-4748, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund provides monetary compensation for certain persons who suffered injuries, illnesses, or economic losses related to the September 11 attacks, or their survivors. For information please contact http://www.vcf.gov/. ■
On September 11, 2001, the devastating terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center left in its wake a unique toxic site in both mass and quantity of hazardous materials. It took 9 months to remove approximately 2 million tons of wreckage from Ground Zero, during which thousands of...