It's been nearly 13 years since 9/11, but first responders, volunteers and other cleanup workers are still getting ill because of working in the toxic environment. That's why officials said it's necessary for any person involved in cleanup or rescue after 9/11 and in the surrounding areas to register for workers' compensation benefits.
The health impact of 9/11
Next Saturday marks the 9 year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Over the past several years, we’ve heard a lot about the illnesses that have afflicted rescue and recovery workers who toiled at the site. But, on this week's Cityscape, we focus more specifically on the plight of those who lived, worked and studied in the area around ground zero.