Settlement reached for World Trade Center workers

The World

Thousands of rescue and cleanup workers who sued New York City over damaging health effects of working at the World Trade Center following 9/11 have reached a settlement with the city.

Ten thousand plaintiffs were awarded around $650 million dollars; each individual amount received depends on the severity of the illness. We hear from Fred Mogul, a health care and medicine reporter for WNYC radio, and Glenn Klein, one of the plaintiffs in the case. Klein is a retired NYPD officer who was onsite on September 11, 2001, and during the eight month rescue and cleanup effort. He has since been diagnosed with several serious health problems.

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