9/12: the epic battle of the Ground Zero responders

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Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press,
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[2019]
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9/12 is the saga of the epic nine-year legal battle waged by William H. Groner against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of the more than ten thousand first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup. These first responders--like AT&T Disaster Relief head Gary Acker and New York Police Department detectives Candiace Baker, Thomas Ryan, and Mindy Hersh--rushed to Ground Zero and remained to work on the rescue and recovery mission, which lasted for the next nine months. Their selfless bravery and humanity were rewarded with horrible health issues resulting from the toxic stew of chemicals present in the dust and debris that government officials such as Mayor Rudy Giuliani and EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman had assured them was safe. Groner, a lead attorney in the mass tort litigation, fought for their illnesses to be acknowledged and for them to receive validation and closure, as well as for compensation--an eventual aggregate award of more than $800 million. As detailed in 9/12, the battle for the Ground Zero responders was waged not only in the courtroom but also in the press, in medical and scientific research centers, and among politicians at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as in the halls of Congress to pass the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act. 9/12 weaves together Groner's firsthand account with glimpses into the first responders' lives as they try to understand and overcome their illnesses. The result is an intimate look into their battles--physical, mental, and legal--that will leave you cheering for these heroes who, in spite of everything, would do it all again. Told by Groner and journalist Tom Teicholz, 9/12 is the story of the brave public servants who showed up when their country needed them most, of their fight for redress, and of their victory in the face of the seemingly insurmountable.
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subject_facetEmergency management -- United States -- Evaluation
First responders -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- Planning
First responders -- Medical care -- New York (State) -- New York
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Health aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
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title_subthe epic battle of the Ground Zero responders
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Environmental aspects
Evaluation
First responders
Health and hygiene
Health aspects
Medical care
Planning
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001