Congress | The long, complicated battle to fund healthcare for 9/11 first responders may soon be nearing an end
by Esther Eaton
Posted 6/14/19, 02:26 pm
This past spring, a new memorial finally opened at Ground Zero. Six rough-edged granite monoliths, weighing up to 18 tons and inlaid with World Trade Center steel, flank a path near the South Pool. They honor the unsung fallen of 9/11: those first responders who contracted cancer, heart conditions, or scarring of their lungs from dangerous debris at the site of the terror attacks.