Members of the longest-serving volunteer unit working Ground Zero, known as Team Romeo are now battling new enemies-a myriad of 9/11 related cancers and illnesses.
Many 9/11 survivors who lived, worked and went to school in the “toxic cloud” exposure zone in the months following the attacks have yet to be screened for possible illnesses associated with the smoke and debris at and around ground zero. Among those that have been screened, numerous have dealt with pension systems that are quick to reject their claims.
Radio personality and advocate Curtis Sliwa talks about the increase of cancer cases diagnosed among students who were at a Lower Manhattan school near Ground Zero in New York.
The New York Post recently reported that a growing number of students, faculty, staff, rescue and recovery workers who were present at Stuyvesant High School in the months after 9/11 have since been diagnosed with cancers and other illnesses. The elite lower Manhattan high school is located only four blocks from Ground Zero.