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Illnesses devastating 9/11 first responders eighteen years on

September 11, 2019
By Forbes

Sept. 11, 2019, New York, N.Y. – In July, the bitter and protracted battle to compensate 9/11 first responders who fell ill in the aftermath of the attacks finally came to an end. President Trump signed a permanent extension of funding for the Victim Compensation Fund into law which will authorize $10.2 billion for the next 10 years along with additional funding until 2090 which will cover surviving 9/11 first responders for their entire lives. A grim new statistic highlights just how important it was to pass that legislation. Officials recently told ABC News that 241 NYPD officers have now died in the 18 years since the attacks – 10 times the number killed on 9/11 when 23 lost their lives. Forbes reports. | READ MORE

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