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After 9/11, Thousands Of First Responders Still Struggle With Health Issues | NBC Nightly News



Nearly two decades after the September 11th attacks, some 33,000 first responders continue to struggle with illnesses and injuries related to their exposure to the toxic rubble. Lester Holt speaks to retired NYPD detective Dennis Murphy, who says he is “living on borrowed time,” and the brother of Luis Alvarez, who fought for funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
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  1. Like the veteran's who fought and died in Vietnam and Iraq, these men and women will be forgotten, too. Good old Uncle Sam.

  2. I lost my mother in that building when i was 6 i cannot remember a bit of her i wish she could be with me today

  3. I don’t like the people who killed people in the plane

  4. Bruh if you have cancer in 8 places all over your body maybe you’re supposed to die.

  5. You need to understand what really occurred that day…BEGIN HERE: https://youtu.be/Ddz2mw2vaEg

  6. Those affected should have sued the Zionist state of Israel for the staged event.

  7. It is a shame for American people that they can not pressurise the real culprits of this false flag drama by Bush and his team only for their personal oil business.

  8. Exposure to radiation from thermonuclear warheads.

  9. My thoughts and prayers will always be with the heros, victims and survivors. To see our heros still struggling today, 18 years later breaks my heart. They are still dying from that day.
    I Will never ever forget that day and what I was doing at the time of the attacks, watching it on TV shocked and so scared at such a young age to understand people were dying and that America was under attack and it wouldn't be the same America that it was the night before. Every year I mourn the lives lost and the ones who are still suffering. I will always take a moment of silence on that day every year and always will. So many heros that day and to know we are still Losing them and they are still suffering and have been everyday since the attacks for 18 years, just really does hurt your heart and actually makes you realize how blessed I am to wake up everyday with my loved ones. ♥️ Rest in peace to all those who passed that day and have passed since. And my prayers and all my positive energy and love is sent to the ones suffering with 9/11 related illnesses as well as the living victims, the survivors and the family members of all those involved with that day. God Bless America. 🇺🇸🦅🗽

  10. The government failed to warn New York City workers that the air and dust were toxic although they had warnings from scientists. This tragedy could have been prevented.

  11. Congress should have no trouble ever funding the 9/11 victims fund because the government lied about the air quality saying it was safe.

  12. I have a question if u drop a coin on the top floor in the twin towers and it hit someone's head what do u think would happen?

  13. Nice tribute. Strange, coming from NBC, but welcome.

  14. This was a set up by the government …idk why people even entertain with this

  15. We never forget 9/11 and those heroes who saved or gave their lives.

  16. Too many "God bless" and "pray" comments here. I'll show myself out to reality.

  17. This made me cry so bad. May god bless you. You’re a hero. Thank you and all the NYPD/NYFD and responders for what you all have done to help. May God continue to protect and help soothe those families and friends hurting today. All those fallen as well as the survivors, you are all in my heart♥️

  18. The BBC reported the collapse of building seven before it even collapsed… Nothing to see here…

  19. many people still don't know about building 7 they don't care about the truth brainwashed like zombies 911 is an inside job and if you don't believe that you're disrespecting the death I will pray for you all sinners🙏👹👺💒

  20. Good riddance.
    No one cares.
    Thank you veeeery much.
    lol XD

  21. Never forget the bloody, crying firemen who screamed about the bombs in the towers and the lobby.

    Never forget the 2,300,000,000,000 dollars that was reported missing by Donald Rumsfeld the day before 9/11.

    Never
    forget that the controller in charge of the Pentagon's budget was Doc
    Zakheim who lost the 2.3 trillion dollars by doing poor book keeping
    (lost 1.55 billion dollars, per day, for five years….)

    Never
    forget that Dov Zakheim was also the CEO of Systems Planning
    Corporation in 2001 which manufactures Flight Termination Systems for
    commercial airliners so they can be remotely controlled by computers….

    Never
    forget that the day after Rumsfeld mentioned missing 2.3 trillion
    dollars, a plane impacted the Office of Naval Intelligence at the
    Pentagon where the computers were kept which stored that
    information….over 100 budget analysts and accountants were killed and
    the money trail was lost.

    Never forget that Larry
    Silverstein bought the entire WTC center lease in 2000 for a 15 million
    dollar bid (even though he was LOWER than other bidders).

    Never
    forget that Larry Silverstein put a 3.5 BILLION dollar insurance policy
    on the towers against terrorist attacks in June 2001…..then 3 months
    later, both towers get hit by aircraft.

    Never forget
    that Larry Silverstein sued his insurers (over 40 companies) to get
    paid double his limit, since each plane constitutes a separate
    attack…and never forget that Larry made 4.55 billion dollars so far,
    off of an initial investment of 15 million dollars.

    Never
    forget that scientists and physicists at BYU found a type of explosive
    in every dust sample tested which was confirmed to be a type of
    Thermite. (Thermite produces liquid iron and is used to cut thick
    columns effectively and quietly).

    Never forget that World Trade Center 7 fell at 5:20pm on 9/11 and the news tried to cover it up…..

    Never
    forget that BBC, fox news and CNN reporters all misread scripts live on
    TV which announced WTC7 collapsing hours before it did…..indicating a
    prewritten narrative

    Never forget that WTC 7 was 47 stories tall, yet NIST said that it collapsed "at free fall acceleration for 2.25 seconds".

    Never
    forget high school physics and the definition of static equilibrium and
    conservation of momentum which would make it impossible for any
    structure to collapse at FREE FALL acceleration (impossible with out
    explosives or preweakening the structure )

    Never forget that NORAD was running two drills on 9/11:. Vigilant Guardian and Vigilant Warrior

    Never
    forget that these drills scrambled jets all over the country, and over
    the ocean and made it impossible for the pilots to intercept the
    hijacked jets in time once they were scrambled towards the hijackings.

    Never
    forget that molten metal was found at ground zero days after the towers
    collapsed, and was also found under WTC7. And never forget that
    Kerosene and office furniture doesn't burn hot enough to phase change
    steel from solid to liquid.

    Never forget that a van
    was pulled over trying to leave new York city, and contained illegal
    explosives and very suspicious occupants from Israel who were detained
    for 71 days, and then this story disappeared.

    Never
    forget that no video has ever been released showing a plane hitting the
    pentagon despite having 85 external cameras that could have captured the
    footage.

    Never forget that eye witnesses and first responders at the pentagon reported no plane wreckage.

    Never forget the “terrorists” passports that were miraculously found untouched amongst the rubble.

    Never
    forget that eye witnesses and first responders reported no plane
    wreckage in the Pennsylvania field where flight 93 supposedly crashed

    Never
    forget that since that day over 30 professional pilots have tried to
    recreate the alleged path the plane took before striking the pentagon in
    a flight simulator…all have failed.

    𝙽𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛
    𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜
    𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚝… 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚐𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛
    𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢. 😱

  22. Some of them are milking it. Including the hospitals and doctors!

  23. My uncle died on 9/11 first responder fire fighter

  24. 33,000 struggle with illness. Tragic that they are all real hero's that could of helped save so many more. Just tragic thats all I can say. God Bless them all.

  25. Yea hella a way to get rid of a real Estate White Elephant.
    Pull it!

    Where's Silverstien? Nuthin to say?

  26. Everybody remember Building 7???
    You know the building that collapsed within itself after being hit by NOTHING
    EXACTLY
    WAKE UP!!!!

  27. prayers to everyone of the family and friends of this day and those that are still struggling

  28. My brothers birthday is the same day of 9/11

  29. These are the people Jon Stewart fought for & Moscow Mitch & Trump fought against. They want all funds to build a wall , not help heroes.

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