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20 years later, fallout from toxic WTC dust cloud grows

People are still reporting illnesses that could be related to toxic dust caused when the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11.

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 11:11 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after the collapse of the World Trade Center, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to toxic dust that billowed over the city after the terror attack.

To date, the U.S. has spent $11.7 billion on care and compensation for those exposed to the dust.

More than 40,000 people have gotten payments from the government fund for people with illnesses potentially linked to the attacks.

More than 111,000 people have enrolled in a federal program that gives free medical care to people with health problems potentially caused or exacerbated by the dust.

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