The federal government is expected for the first time to acknowledge a link between the toxic conditions at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and several different kinds of cancer.
An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told FoxNews.com that a new rule will be published as early as Monday. The rule will officially recognize that first responders and others at the World Trade Center site could have gotten cancer from the exposure. “It adds [cancer] to the list of covered conditions,” the official said.
The move by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health means cancer victims will be able to apply for federal compensation from the $2.8 billion fund established under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
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