360 Post-9/11 Workers Have Died, Including 80 Of Cancer, Says State

«Given the scope of the tragedy from last week, I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington, D.C. that their air is safe to breath and their water is safe to drink.»

    Christine Todd Whitman

nydailynews.com / Jon Gold’s Blog: 360 Post-9/11 Workers Have Died, Including 80 Of Cancer, Says State

More than 360 workers who dealt with the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster have died, state health officials said Wednesday.

Officials have determined the cause of death of 154 of the responders and volunteers who toiled at Ground Zero, the blocks nearby and at the Fresh Kills landfill, where debris from the site was taken.

Of those, 80 died of cancer.

«It’s the tip of the iceberg,» said David Worby, who is representing 10,000 workers – 600 with cancer – who say they got sick after working on rescue and recovery efforts. . . .

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