It's not the law yet, but they’re one step closer. A government advisory panel officially recommended March 31 that more than 30 cancers be included under the Zadroga Law, which covers medical care for those exposed to the toxic dust on 9/11.
Last week, a group of health specialists and 9/11 survivor representatives known as the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (S.T.A.C.) made a historic recommendation to the federal government to add more than 30 types of cancers to the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
In the most intimate and personal sense, in the sense of an ache that cannot be salved, ground zero is not really downtown. It is instead under a big white tent, stretching from East 29th Street to East 30th Street along the Franklin D.