Special Report: 4th anniversary of 9/11 terror
Third anniversary of 9/11
Second anniversary of Sept.
9/11 rescuers (File
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Nearly 70 percent of the rescue
workers who toiled in the dust and fumes at Ground Zero after the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks suffer breathing problems, said a study by the
Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
Following the attack, the air in lower Manhattan was
polluted with toxic dust from the pulverized skyscrapers. Police, firefighters
and others had high rates of lung abnormalities, and many such problems could
last a lifetime, the study said Tuesday.
"There should no longer be any doubt about the health
effects of the World Trade Center. Our patients are sick," said Dr. Robin
Herbert, codirector of the group.
The study was based on detailed examinations of 9,442
of the estimated 40,000 Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers between July
2002 and April 2004.
Meanwhile, a protest came a day after
publication of the study. A crowd of about 250 gathered at Ground Zero site of
the Twin Towers destroyed in the attack, demanding state and federal medical and
Also, a coalition of low-income people who
worked or lived near the World Trade Center said the government should
take responsibility and help some 40,000 affected people.
The group said there had been no government-funded
treatment program for those who inhaled the dangerous fumes.
On Tuesday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called
on the federal government to provide more funds for World Trade Center health
issues. He wanted to reopen a compensation fund that already stopped taking
applications from victims in 2003. Enditem
Majority of 9/11 first responders
suffer lung problems
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nearly seven out of every
ten first responders suffered some sort of lung problem during or after their
work at the World Trade Center site, according to a report released Tuesday by
Mount Sinai. >>>
U.S. terror-linked prosecutions return
to pre-9/11 levels
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government's
prosecutions of international terrorism cases have nearly returned to the levels
before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an independent analysis of government
Philippine police on alert ahead of
MANILA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine National Police
(PNP) has tightened security measures for possible terrorism ahead of the
anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, Manila media
reported Sunday. >>>
Over half Americans feel U.S. less
safe than before 9/11
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- More than half Americans
did not feel their country was safer from terrorism than it was before9/11,
according to a CNN poll released Thursday. >>>
Plot to blow UK-U.S flights--disaster
comparable to 9/11
BEIJING, Aug. 11 (xinhuanet) -- The terrorist plot
thwarted by UK to blow up U.S.-bound flights would have been a disaster on a
scale comparable to Sept. 11 attack with 3,000 being killed, U.S. Homeland
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday. >>>