February 27, 2012
A 15-member advisory panel set up by Congress to manage and review and James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its $2.8 million Victim Compensation Fund met last week to make recommendations as to which conditions should be covered by the act. The Huffington Post reports that, as of last Wednesday, the panel was close to recommending that some cancers be included.
The Zadroga Act, passed last year, provides “medical monitoring and treatment of 9/11 related health conditions for emergency personnel, rescue, and clean-up workers who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.”
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