A settlement of up to $657.5 million has been reached for the workers who helped in the rescue and cleanup after September 11th. That’s a lot of cheddar but you can’t buy good health. The workers eventually sued the city over the numerous health problems, “most commonly asthma and other respiratory illnesses”, they claimed they got working in the heart of the World Trade Center debris.
10,000 plaintiffs will be compensated according to how severe their illnesses got and their level of exposure to the contaminants at the World Trade Center site.
What about all the other people who were exposed that lived and worked near the site? At the very least can we make sure that area and in fact the entire city is free of contaminants, for real this time, not for fake like before.
But wait there’s so much more. The terms of this settlement and the claims that one of these guys had asthma already are pretty interesting.
Src: nytimes.com for more info