U.S. wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers but nothing for downwind residents in New Mexico

New Mexico contaminated by Trinity
explosion. No compensation, yet.
News New Mexico Swickard: nothing against the people of 9/11 but where is the compensation for the folks who became sick from the first atomic test at Trinity - the so called  downwinders? Where indeed. From the Alamogordo Daily News - by David B. Caruso, Associated Press NEW YORK -- People who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment of the disease and potentially hefty compensation payments under a rule proposed recently by federal health officials. After months of study, the National Institute for Occupa Health said in an administrative filing that it favored a major tional Safety andexpansion of an existing $4.3 billion 9/11 health program to include people with 50 types of cancer, covering 14 broad categories of the disease. People with any of the cancers on the list could qualify for treatments and payments as long as they and their doctors make a plausible case that the disease was connected to the caustic dust. The decision followed years of emotional lobbying by construction workers, firefighters, police officers, office cleaners, and many other people who fell ill in the decade after the terror attack, and were sure it had something to do with the many days they spent toiling in the gray soot. Read more


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