Today’s interview with 9/11 survivor Ricki DeSantis casts damning light on the health crisis killing off 9/11 survivors and first responders. The interview is dedicated to Three retired New York firefighters who all died this past Monday. Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighter Robert Leaver died of cancers.
Each worked at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center after the attacks, while fires at the sub-basement levels burned on through December, amidst pools of molton steel and sulfur.
DeSantis, who suffered a collapsed lung and severe respiratory illness, accuses the feds of hiding medical damage from asbestos & depleted uranium. He reminds listeners that shortly after Larry Silverstein acquired the Towers, he was notified that asbestos must be removed throughout the Trade Center at a cost of $2 BILLION– or the buildings must be demolished at a cost of $10 to $12 BILLION. Any police officer will tell you that crime requires a motive. 9/11 helped Silverstein out of a jam. DeSantis describes pay offs to survivors with non-disclosure clauses & agreements not to sue. In the last segment Jeremy Rhys contributes important intel on the security firms & insurance linkages to SIlverstein’s company. This show honoring Survivors and first responders will remind you why 9/11 still matters.
Ricky DeSantis urges EVERYBODY to phone your Congress members to demand they read the 28 pages of redacted text, then support Rep.Walter Jones bill demanding the release of the redacted pages.
More than 850 firefighters and ambulance workers are battling WTC-related cancer, according to the firefighters union. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office said more than 30,000 people are receiving treatment through the WTC Health Program. FDNY first responders showed health effects soon after the attacks, with 99 percent of exposed firefighters reporting at least one new respiratory symptom, according to NYC Resources 9/11 Health Statistics. The three deaths come as advocates are pushing for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.