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UFT Health Official: DOE Should Notify City Students at Risk of 9/11 Fallout

Posted 1/7/19

At least 1,000 Teachers and support personnel with the Department of Education and thousands of their former students were exposed to the toxic contamination generated in lower Manhattan by the 9/11 attack and the months of clean-up that followed at the World Trade Center site, according to a top official with the United Federation of Teachers.

During a recent public hearing, union officials asked the City Council for help in contacting the former students, who at the time ranged from kindergartners to seniors in high school attending 29 public schools that were within the contamination zone as defined by the World Trade Center Health Program.

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