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Thursday, February 11, 2010

New 911 Photos Dramatically Illustrate Toxic Cloud

The horrific tragedy of the attack on the World Trade Center on 911 and the toxic cloud of fumes and dust are vividly portrayed in newly released photos. The massive extend of the spread of toxic substances has given rise to resultant disease and illness to emergency first responders and residents of lower Manhattan.

ABC secured the release of the photos by a Freedom of Information Act Request to the New York Police Department (NYPD). The photos were taken  from an NYPD helicopter immediately following the attack when two large jet liners, loaded with fuel and passenger, were seized by terrorists and crashed into the buildings.

The fight to secure adequate medical care for medical conditions flowing from the exposures has been very problematic. While several local agencies have attempted to provide medical care, the lack of funds and a unified program has left many without appropriate medical care.

Click here to read more about 911 and medical care programs.