US President Donald Trump signed an act into law ensuring a limitless fund to support those suffering from 9/11 related illnesses in Washington DC on Monday, while also saying that he «spent a lot of time down there with» first responders at Ground Zero in New York City.
«This law makes permanent the financial support for families who lost previous loved ones as a result of September 11th attacks... Еще. It also provides pensions to those who are suffering from cancer and other illnesses stemming from the toxic debris they were exposed to in the aftermath of the attacks,» Trump said, addressing a crowd of first responders who arrived at the scene of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
The bi-partisan bill will see an additional $10.2 billion (€9.15 billion) go towards the expenses of those afflicted with 9/11 related illnesses, including first responders, construction workers who cleaned up the debris and others who lived in the area near the Twin Towers at the time of the attacks.
More than 2000 people have died as a result of illnesses stemming from toxic exposure as a result of the attacks.