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Bill to Give Firefighters 5-Year Window For Cancer-Tied Pensions

Posted 6/25/19

Under legislation pending in Albany, city firefighters would be granted a five-year post-retirement period in which they could revise their retirement option if they developed cancer that may be linked to carcinogens they were exposed to on the job.

Epidemiological studies have established the firefighting-cancer link for several years.

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