Rupa Bhattacharyya: Sept. 11 first responders still feeling the pain 16 years on
September 5, 20178:49 am
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Next week marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. But the Justice Department program Congress set up to compensate first responders and others injured or disabled by exposure to toxic substances at the attack sites is still getting new claims. Rupa Bhattacharyya is the special master of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. She told Federal Drive with Tom Temin the program is now in its second iteration after the passage of the James Zadroga Act in 2011.