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Further informations about topics addressed are available in favourites, play lists on my channel and complementary video responses. Mirrored: John Devlin, 9/11 first responder Kirk Arsenault, 9/11 first responder join Thom Hartmann. Now on to those who continue to struggle 11 years after the attacks. Im talking about the 9/11 first responders – the police officers, firefighters, and volunteers who rushed to the rubble to look for survivors – and spent days, weeks, and months at ground zero recovering bodies and cleaning up the rubble. Those men and women are today dealing with sickness – unaware at the time that the air they were breathing at Ground Zero was toxic. Cancers, heart problems, and respiratory problems continue to plague the first responders today – and tragically – have led to the deaths of as many as 1000 of these brave Americans. A year and a half ago – Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act – to give sick first responders the healthcare they deserve for serving their nation. It was a hard fought victory just to get the bill passed – as Republicans in the House opposed it – with even Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan voting against it. But passing it was just the first battle – the next battle for responders was proving that the cancers and illnesses they suffer from were indeed caused by the toxic rubble at ground zero. Now – there might be some good news. On Monday – the National Institute for Occupational Safety announced
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