Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Governments Lies About 911 Dust and Hundreds Die

More people will eventually die of cancer and lung disease because the Government lied about air quality after 911, than the number of people who died when the towers and building 7 collapsed. Do you think those that lied should be tried for manslaughter and sent to prison? You Decide!

Christie Whitman lied about Ground Zero air quality, 9/11 victims' lawyers say.
Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 2:40 AM
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Christie Whitman lied about air quality after the 9/11 attacks and should have to pay for medical monitoring and a cleanup, lawyers for lower Manhattan residents told an appeals court Monday.
The lawyers urged a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court decision declaring the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency can be held personally responsible for her deceptive comments.
Five days after the attacks, Whitman told reporters, "The good news continues to be that air samples we have taken have all been at levels that cause no concern."
In their class-action suit, residents, workers and students living around Ground Zero say they relied on Whitman's comments in deciding whether to return to an area coated with dust from the twin towers' collapse.
"If she had not said this, they probably would have made their own decision," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) said after the hearing. "She was telling people it was safe when she knew damn well it wasn't."
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Deborah Batts suggested in a February 2006 ruling that Whitman's comments were irresponsible.
A Justice Department lawyer warned the appeals panel that if Whitman can be held personally responsible, public officials will remain mum after future disasters.
"The consequence would be a default to silence," lawyer Alisa Klein said. "If you speak, you will be potentially held liable. Then the clear message for government officials is to say nothing."

Hundreds of 9/11 First Responders Die of Cancer

Published: 24 August, 2009, 08:49
Edited: 09 February, 2010, 02:44

Firemen and emergency rescue teams on site after attack on World Trade Center. September, 11, 2001 (Neville Elder)
New York's emergency services were among the first on the scene of the 9/11 disaster but put their personal safety in jeopardy. Those involved in the rescue and clean-up operation quickly became national heroes.
But now 85 per cent of them are suffering from lung diseases which they say were caused by the huge clouds of dust. Those people are now calling on the state for medical support.
NYC firefighter hero
John McNamara is the most recent ground zero first responder to die from cancer. He battled to save lives that day but lost his own battle aged just 44 – a victim of his own bravery.
His courage was commemorated at St. Patrick’s cathedral, where McNamara’s funeral took place.

Today his son Jack McNamara is still too young to understand his father’s actions that day. All he knows is that dad was a firefighter.
“I and the other families of the victims are so devastated that so many of these valiant firefighters who struggled to find my son and to save others are now paying the price,”says Sally Reigenhardt whose son died in the 9/11 attacks.

City, state and federal officials have not acknowledged a direct link between the cancer cases and ground zero toxins. Congress has yet to approve 9/11 health legislation calling for federal financial coverage of health costs for rescue workers.
John McNamara spent about 500 hours at ground zero aiding in rescue and recovery. Nearly eight years later, the scene here is all about rebuilding. But as the hole in the ground grows smaller the list of 9/11 related deaths is growing longer and longer.

The government pays for these and I pay for these”

Retired police officer Mike Valentin has had four biopsies for a precancerous tumor in his throat and has to take 15 pills a day. He calls 9/11 America's Chernobyl.

“The people that will die from illnesses will surpass the number of people that were killed on 9/11. I am talking about thousands, tens of thousands of people that will come down with cancers,” forecasts 9/11 first responder Valentin.

Valentin says he spent four months digging through debris at ground zero, after US officials announced the air was safe.

Valentin, the father of three, says he spends $15,000 a year on medication the government won’t cover and that the US leaders have turned their backs on the heroes they promised never to forget.
“Our families are not looking to put Mercedes Benz on the front yard. We’re not looking to take European trips,” says Valentin, “We’re looking to take care of our families when we die.”
With the time he has left, Mike Valentin vows to continue fighting for the compensation he believes 9/11 first responders deserve.
Valentin founded a 9/11 police foundation to help retired first responders in need of medical assistance – among them Patrick Triola who spent months searching the ground zero and then became a victim of kidney cancer.
During those days, Stephen Grossman’s son Robert was also aiding in rescue and recovery. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2006, at just 39 years old. Today, he remains in a coma.

Ground Zero firefighter dies of lung disease after battling toxic dust on 9/11

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 11:17 PM

Courtesy of the Quick family
Retired FDNY Firefighter William Quick, 55, of Long Island, died Tuesday of lung disease.
A retired city firefighter who spent two months toiling at Ground Zero died of lung disease Tuesday, his wife said.
William Quick, 55, a veteran of 23 years with the FDNY, survived 9/11 - but he could not escape Ground Zero's toxic dust.

"He was there when both towers came down," his wife, Lisa Quick, said last night, her voice trailing off in tears as she began to tell her late husband's tragic story.
The Quick family, of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., has a picture of the veteran firefighter standing amid World Trade Center rubble. His shirt, hat and gloves are covered in dust.

Quick worked at Ground Zero every day from Sept. 12, 2001, until mid-November of that year, when he blew out his knee at the pile. Shortly after he returned to work in January 2002, he began to develop lung infections - one after another.
"He never had issues before with his lungs," his wife said.
By January 2003, the lung disease forced his retirement from the FDNY, and he reluctantly left his comrades at Ladder 134 in Far Rockaway, Queens.
"They told him he had to retire, which he never wanted to do," his wife said, crying again.
Before he passed away, he was hooked up around the clock to a machine that gave him the oxygen that his lungs no longer could take from the air.
In addition to his wife, Quick leaves behind 17-year-old  twins: Ryan Mary and William Henry.

A wake will be held Thursday and Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Macken Mortuary in Island Park, L.I. His funeral is at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ignatius Martyr in Long Beach, L.I.

Lisa Quick said she is happy Congress finally passed the Zadroga bill last month.
"I hope that maybe it will help my children, because I don't know what happens now," she said.

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