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A Sept. 11 hero died of cancer on Christmas Day. Jim Ryan was on the front lines during 9/11, a firefighter who spent many weeks rummaging through the destruction that encompassed Ground Zero, only to succumb to pancreatic cancer, according to a report.
The fire department confirms that his sickness was 9/11-related. And now his family – his three children, wife and all the people who loved him – mourn the death of a hero.
Originally posted by pigwithoutawig
What was the name of that chick that said the air was good at ground zero. She should be in jail along with a bunch of others.
EPA Misled Public on 9/11 Pollution
White House ordered false assurances on air quality, report says
by Laurie Garrett
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA. It noted that some of the agency's news releases in the weeks after the attack were softened before being released to the public: Reassuring information was added, while cautionary information was deleted.
Originally posted by seagull
Fairly obvious that the air wasn't fine. Chemicals in all sorts of deadly combinations were present at the WTC site... The first responders, and later, the salvage workers were all exposed to enormous quantities of them.
My sympathies and condolences to his family and all the other families of these brave men and women.
Originally posted by blackthorne
but, hey. get a blow job from a young woman not your wife, get impeached.
Originally posted by ViperFoxBat
The government lies all the time but yet no one goes to jail or looses a job.