CNN weasels out again. Goebbels would be proud.
2,749 victims? What about the approximately 1100+ first responders and volunteers who have died - so far - from the toxic effects of breathing the dust, after being lied to by EPA head honcho-terrorist Christie Todd Whitman and the White House, that "the air is safe to breathe and the water is safe to drink?" To add injury to insult, first responders and volunteers were ordered NOT to wear protective gear, in order to maintain a sense of normalcy so as not to interfere with Wall Street functionality. In contrast, people working at the Pentagon were thrown off the site unless they were wearing full hazard gear.
10s of thousands of people in Manhattan are now chronically sick and disabled from inhaling the toxic brew of mercury, lead, radioactive isotope Americium 241 from the 1000s of smoke detectors, cadmium and other heavy metals, asbestos, PCBs, PCHs, gypsum and active nano-particulate thermitic materials. 11 years later, and the evil scumlords in power in DC both deny these peoples' sicknesses and refuse to help. The Zadroga Act was a token gesture, but rather than aimed at helping the sick, is geared towards enriching big pharmaceutical corporations and the terminally corrupt, parasitic health "insurance" industry.
Way to go, America. Screw the heroes who rushed towards danger to help others, and fatten the pockets of the predators and scavengers.