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Ground Zero workers Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Ground Zero workers

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  • Hundreds of low-income New Yorkers marched through lower Manhattan yesterday to protest the cover-up of September 11ths toxic aftermath. They also demanded the Red Cross and FEMA change their disaster relief procedures, saying they discriminate against immigrants and low-income people.
    June 06, 2002 | Story
  • After breathing in thick dust and fumes from burning jet fuel, search and rescue workers and other emergencypersonnel who toiled through the World Trade Center rubble after September 11 are experiencing a high level ofrespiratory illness. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Senate committee hearing this week that twenty-fivepercent of New York City firefighters "have some kind of respiratory, bronchitis, or asthmatic reaction."
    March 14, 2002 | Story
  • Today, we will meet a doctor who has treated a parade of Ground Zero patients . . . a lawyer working on behalf ofpolice union activists investigating why so many cops are coughing . . . a parent whose son goes to Stuyvesant HighSchool, blocks from Ground Zero, where kids are suffering nosebleeds and other respiratory problems . . . organizerswho started a free mobile health unit to treat the hundreds of sick workers . . . and a woman who was...
    January 17, 2002 | Story
  • Twenty thousand people prayed in Yankee Stadium on Sunday as thousands of workers continued to dig through the rubblewhere the World Trade Centers once stood. Construction workers using heavy equipment are beginning to replace thefiremen, police, emergency workers and national guardsmen who have been working at ground zero for nearly two weeks.
    September 24, 2001 | Story