9/11 first responders call for Zadroga Act extension

NEW YORK – There’s a new push to extend the law that provides health benefits to Sept. 11 first responders, as the 13th anniversary of the attacks approaches.

The Zadroga Act is the federal law that provides care and compensation for those sickened by the toxic dust at Ground Zero. The heath care portion of the act is set to expire next October, and the compensation is slated to end in 2016.

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