9-11 First Responders
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1156 , Segment 1
Episode: 9-11 First Responders, Killing a Volcano, Compassionate Release
- Sep 11, 2019 10:00 pm
- 18:12 mins
The Battle to Compensate Ground Zero First Responders Guest: Bill Groner, founder & CEO, SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution, co-author “9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders” When the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers fell to terrorists on September 11, 2001, an army of first responders rushed to Ground Zero. First it was a rescue effort. But for months and months after that –well into the following year –thousands of people worked in and around Ground Zero and at the landfill where debris was dumped and sorted. Construction workers, coroners, fire and police officers. All breathing dust that we now know contained toxic chemicals. In the years that followed, many would develop serious lung illnesses –and even cancers.