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Duane Matters lived near Boston when terrorists hijacked four planes on September 11, 2001 and used them to attack the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington DC, and fought passengers after an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. back. The attacks have claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. A geologist by training, Matters was directed by the construction company he then worked for, AMEC, to help clear up and restore what became known as Ground Zero, the 16-hectare site of the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan . Above, a New York City firefighter acts as a spotter during the early morning 16 days after the attacks while a grappler works on the rubble. The New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, lost 343 of its own on 9/11
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Fire raged. The sound numb. Dust, ash and fear loomed.

It was hard to work 12 hours a day, tragedy ever present, but for Duane Matters he wouldn't trade his time on Ground Zero for anything.

& # 39; I think it's probably one of the best things I've ever done in my life & # 39 ;, he told DailyMail.com.

In the days following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claiming nearly 3,000 lives, New York first hurried to find survivors and then began the cleanup and recovery for itself and a traumatized nation. Wall Street reopened just a few days after the Twin Towers collapsed.

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A geologist by training, Matters had expertise in air sampling and asbestos, and AMEC, the construction company he worked for, sent him from Boston to New York City.

He was no stranger to disasters because he worked in areas that suffered the effects of earthquakes and hurricanes. But when he arrived at Ground Zero a week after the attacks, the devastation was different from anything he had experienced.

& # 39; I always call it Dresden, & # 39; he said, referring to the allied fire bombing of the city in February 1945. & i was growing up in Germany so i was a little aware of the Second World War. It was the sixties – it was not far away from World War II – and it reminded me of the photos I saw of Dresden. & # 39;

Duane Matters lived near Boston when terrorists hijacked four planes on September 11, 2001 and used them to attack the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington DC, and fought passengers after an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. back. The attacks have claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. A geologist by training, Matters was directed by the construction company he then worked for, AMEC, to help clear up and restore what became known as Ground Zero, the 16-hectare site of the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan . Above, a New York City firefighter acts as a spotter during the early morning 16 days after the attacks while a grappler works on the rubble. The New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, lost 343 of its own on 9/11

Duane Matters lived near Boston when terrorists hijacked four planes on September 11, 2001 and used them to attack the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington DC, and fought passengers after an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. back. The attacks have claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. A geologist by training, Matters was directed by the construction company he then worked for, AMEC, to help clear up and restore what became known as Ground Zero, the 16-hectare site of the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan . Above, a New York City firefighter acts as a spotter during the early morning 16 days after the attacks while a grappler works on the rubble. The New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, lost 343 of its own on 9/11

Matters is a geologist by training and has expertise in air sampling and asbestos. He was no stranger to disasters because he worked in areas that suffered the effects of earthquakes and hurricanes. But when he arrived at Ground Zero a week after the attack, the devastation was different from anything he had experienced. & # 39; I always call it Dresden, & # 39; he said to DailyMail.com, referring to the Allied fire bombing of the city in February 1945. I grew up in Germany, so I was a little aware of World War II. It was the sixties - it was not far away from World War II - and it reminded me of the photos I saw of Dresden. & # 39; Above, the northeastern skin of what One World Trade Center was, a photo Matters made on October 20, 2001 at 1:56 am. He said he started taking photos as part of his work at Ground Zero

Matters is a geologist by training and has expertise in air sampling and asbestos. He was no stranger to disasters because he worked in areas that suffered the effects of earthquakes and hurricanes. But when he arrived at Ground Zero a week after the attack, the devastation was different from anything he had experienced. & # 39; I always call it Dresden, & # 39; he said to DailyMail.com, referring to the Allied fire bombing of the city in February 1945. I grew up in Germany, so I was a little aware of World War II. It was the sixties - it was not far away from World War II - and it reminded me of the photos I saw of Dresden. & # 39; Above, the northeastern skin of what One World Trade Center was, a photo Matters made on October 20, 2001 at 1:56 am. He said he started taking photos as part of his work at Ground Zero

Matters is a geologist by training and has expertise in air sampling and asbestos. He was no stranger to disasters because he worked in areas that suffered the effects of earthquakes and hurricanes. But when he arrived at Ground Zero a week after the attack, the devastation was different from anything he had experienced. & # 39; I always call it Dresden, & # 39; he said to DailyMail.com, referring to the Allied fire bombing of the city in February 1945. I grew up in Germany, so I was a little aware of World War II. It was the sixties – it was not far away from World War II – and it reminded me of the photos I saw of Dresden. & # 39; Above, the northeastern skin of what One World Trade Center was, a photo Matters made on October 20, 2001 at 1:56 am. He said he started taking photos as part of his work at Ground Zero

Business worked 12 hours, 12 hours out of seven days, usually & night, from the week after the attacks until mid-March. He explained that a member of the New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, or another type of uniformed personnel were spotters to ensure safety in situations where there were remains. & # 39; The sound was deafening in the stack, & # 39; he remembered. & # 39; They were there - a set of eyes to see what you may not see or may not feel. & # 39; Matters was part of a team that oversaw the safety plan for non-uniformed crew, such as the ironworker above, who worked on the One World Trade Center stack for just under 3 hours on October 30, 2001.

Business worked 12 hours, 12 hours out of seven days, usually & night, from the week after the attacks until mid-March. He explained that a member of the New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, or another type of uniformed personnel were spotters to ensure safety in situations where there were remains. & # 39; The sound was deafening in the stack, & # 39; he remembered. & # 39; They were there - a set of eyes to see what you may not see or may not feel. & # 39; Matters was part of a team that oversaw the safety plan for non-uniformed crew, such as the ironworker above, who worked on the One World Trade Center stack for just under 3 hours on October 30, 2001.

Business worked 12 hours, 12 hours out of seven days, usually & night, from the week after the attacks until mid-March. He explained that a member of the New York City Fire Department, known as the FDNY, or another type of uniformed personnel were spotters to ensure safety in situations where there were remains. & # 39; The sound was deafening in the stack, & # 39; he remembered. & # 39; They were there – a set of eyes to see what you may not see or may not feel. & # 39; Matters was part of a team that oversaw the safety plan for non-uniformed crew, such as the ironworker above, who worked on the One World Trade Center stack for just under 3 hours on October 30, 2001.

At 8.46 the first plane hit the North Tower, the second crashed into the South Tower at 9.30.

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& # 39; The jets had smashed each building about 500 miles per hour and cut off steel columns that were designed to work together to maintain colossal structures & # 39 ;, wrote Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11.

& # 39; What happened next was unprecedented. Engineers who have studied the collapse in detail are of the opinion that the first collapsing floor covered the distance of 3.7 meters from ceiling to floor in 0.87 seconds. The following floors fell even faster. & # 39;

As the fire erupted, firefighters and other emergency responders rushed to the 16-hectare site in Lower Manhattan. The fire department of the city of New York lost 343 of itself that day.

DePalma pointed out in his book that the city & # 39; a few hours after the attack & # 39; had sent police vans to pick up the executives of four construction companies & # 39; to take them to the site.

& # 39; Within days of the attack, an army of construction workers in hardhats and overalls crawled over the mess next to the firefighters working in their heavy bunker equipment, & # 39; wrote DePalma.

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Matters, who was project manager and geologist for AMEC, the construction company, worked in what was considered the Port Authority sector on the site: One World Trade Center, the Winter Garden, One World Financial and 3 World Trade Center.

& # 39; I would only go for a short period, but I decided to stay as long as possible, & # 39; he told DailyMail.com.

Ground Zero offered unique and important challenges: it was both a crime scene and a construction site. While the debris was removed from the collapsed buildings, the fire raged for days at more than 1,000 degrees and then melted for months at lower temperatures, DePalma noted in his book City of Dust, the first edition of which was published in 2010.

Duane Matters, who worked at Ground Zero months after 9/11, had the task of enforcing the site's health and safety plan for non-uniformed personnel such as ironworkers, workers, drivers, carpenters and electricians, but not for people in uniform, such as the NYPD or FDNY. For example, he said that anyone who went inside where respiratory protection was needed had to wear safety equipment, such as a helmet, safety glasses, suitable welding clothing, and breathing equipment. The three ironworkers above worked in the lift areas of One World Trade Center, Matters said. They had asked him to take their photo, which he made for their families around 5:30 on October 18, 2001

Duane Matters, who worked at Ground Zero months after 9/11, had the task of enforcing the site's health and safety plan for non-uniformed personnel such as ironworkers, workers, drivers, carpenters and electricians, but not for people in uniform, such as the NYPD or FDNY. For example, he said that anyone who went inside where respiratory protection was needed had to wear safety equipment, such as a helmet, safety glasses, suitable welding clothing, and breathing equipment. The three ironworkers above worked in the lift areas of One World Trade Center, Matters said. They had asked him to take their photo, which he made for their families around 5:30 on October 18, 2001

Duane Matters, who worked at Ground Zero months after 9/11, had the task of enforcing the site's health and safety plan for non-uniformed personnel such as ironworkers, workers, drivers, carpenters and electricians, but not for people in uniform, such as the NYPD or FDNY. For example, he said that anyone who went inside where respiratory protection was needed had to wear safety equipment, such as a helmet, safety glasses, suitable welding clothing, and breathing equipment. The three ironworkers above worked in the lift areas of One World Trade Center, Matters said. They had asked him to take their photo, which he made for their families around 5:30 on October 18, 2001

Ironworkers were essential to cut the steel from what remained of the towers after 9/11. The photo above, taken on October 30, 2001, just before 3 o'clock in the morning, shows an ironworkers team cutting the northeastern skin of One World Trade Center using a so-called "man basket," Matters explained. After the steel was cut into pieces, the sections were pulled down. In addition to maintaining the site's security plan, Matter said: & # 39; We were also there to monitor the workflow a little bit, to make sure that when equipment was present, it actually worked, it didn't work stood somewhere. That is actually how the photos & # 39; s started, they wanted us to be able to document the equipment and the progress of the work & # 39;
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Ironworkers were essential to cut the steel from what remained of the towers after 9/11. The photo above, taken on October 30, 2001, just before 3 o'clock in the morning, shows an ironworkers team cutting the northeastern skin of One World Trade Center using a so-called "man basket," Matters explained. After the steel was cut into pieces, the sections were pulled down. In addition to maintaining the site's security plan, Matter said: & # 39; We were also there to monitor the workflow a little bit, to make sure that when equipment was present, it actually worked, it didn't work stood somewhere. That is actually how the photos & # 39; s started, they wanted us to be able to document the equipment and the progress of the work & # 39;

Ironworkers were essential to cut the steel from what remained of the towers after 9/11. The photo above, taken on October 30, 2001, just before 3 o'clock in the night, shows an ironworkers crew cutting the northeastern skin of One World Trade Center using a so-called & # 39; men's basket & # 39 ;, Matters explained. After the steel was cut into pieces, the sections were pulled down. In addition to maintaining the site's security plan, Matter said: & # 39; We were also there to monitor the workflow a little bit, to make sure that when equipment was present, it actually worked, it didn't work stood somewhere. That is actually how the photos & # 39; s started, they wanted us to be able to document the equipment and the progress of the work & # 39;

Ground Zero offered unique and important challenges: it was both a crime scene and a construction site. As the rubble was removed from the collapsed buildings, the fire raged for days at more than 1,000 degrees and then melted for months at lower temperatures, wrote Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11. There was also concern about the hazardous materials that the towers once housed. & # 39; There were countless shooting ranges. There were chemical laboratories in some buildings, & Matters told DailyMail.com. & # 39; There was recognition that this would be, at least on the surface, a nightmare for health and safety. & # 39; Above an ironworker cuts the steel from the fallen tower into a manageable part in a photo taken on November 4, 2001 at 7:47 PM.

Ground Zero offered unique and important challenges: it was both a crime scene and a construction site. As the rubble was removed from the collapsed buildings, the fire raged for days at more than 1,000 degrees and then melted for months at lower temperatures, wrote Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11. There was also concern about the hazardous materials that the towers once housed. & # 39; There were countless shooting ranges. There were chemical laboratories in some buildings, & Matters told DailyMail.com. & # 39; There was recognition that this would be, at least on the surface, a nightmare for health and safety. & # 39; Above an ironworker cuts the steel from the fallen tower into a manageable part in a photo taken on November 4, 2001 at 7:47 PM.

Ground Zero offered unique and important challenges: it was both a crime scene and a construction site. As the rubble was removed from the collapsed buildings, the fire raged for days at more than 1,000 degrees and then melted for months at lower temperatures, wrote Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11. There was also concern about the hazardous materials that the towers once housed. & # 39; There were countless shooting ranges. There were chemical laboratories in some buildings, & Matters told DailyMail.com. & # 39; There was recognition that this would be, at least on the surface, a nightmare for health and safety. & # 39; Above an ironworker cuts the steel from the fallen tower into a manageable part in a photo taken on November 4, 2001 at 7:47 PM.

Ground Zero had a lot of what the construction industry & # 39; yellow iron & # 39; , meaning that cranes and grabs, which are more mobile than cranes and have placed another hinged piece of equipment at the end of the arm so that it can really pinch a mitt, & # 39; Matters explained. The cleanup ended on May 30, 2002 and according to the National Memorial September 11 & Museum, about 1.8 million tons of debris was removed. Above, a grappler working in the core area of ​​One World Trade Center on a photo taken on September 30, 2001, just after 3 am

Ground Zero had a lot of what the construction industry & # 39; yellow iron & # 39; , meaning that cranes and grabs, which are more mobile than cranes and have placed another hinged piece of equipment at the end of the arm so that it can really pinch a mitt, & # 39; Matters explained. The cleanup ended on May 30, 2002 and according to the National Memorial September 11 & Museum, about 1.8 million tons of debris was removed. Above, a grappler working in the core area of ​​One World Trade Center on a photo taken on September 30, 2001, just after 3 am

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Ground Zero had a lot of what the construction industry & # 39; yellow iron & # 39; , meaning that cranes and grabs, which are more mobile than cranes and have placed another hinged piece of equipment at the end of the arm so that it can really pinch a mitt, & # 39; Matters explained. The cleanup ended on May 30, 2002 and according to the National Memorial September 11 & Museum, about 1.8 million tons of debris was removed. Above, a grappler working in the core area of ​​One World Trade Center on a photo taken on September 30, 2001, just after 3 am

Above, the northeast corner of One World Trade Center that had remained on the right after the attacks with the northern skin of the structure against the south side of tower 6 on the left, according to Matters. Above you can see what the worker called trident: the single beams of the structure that look like the threefold spear. They would divide that one piece into three, he said, and "then they would pull them one by one on consecutive nights. They made a lot of noise when they fell ... (against) the ground. & # 39; On 17 October 2001, Matter took the photo, with the Woolworth building in the background, just before 8 p.m.

Above, the northeast corner of One World Trade Center that had remained on the right after the attacks with the northern skin of the structure against the south side of tower 6 on the left, according to Matters. Above you can see what the worker called trident: the single beams of the structure that look like the threefold spear. They would divide that one piece into three, he said, and "then they would pull them one by one on consecutive nights. They made a lot of noise when they fell ... (against) the ground. & # 39; On 17 October 2001, Matter took the photo, with the Woolworth building in the background, just before 8 p.m.

Above, the northeast corner of One World Trade Center that had remained on the right after the attacks with the northern skin of the structure against the south side of tower 6 on the left, according to Matters. Above you can see what the worker called trident: the single beams of the structure that look like the threefold spear. They would divide that one piece into three, he said, and then they would cross them one by one on consecutive nights. They made a lot of noise when they fell … (against) the ground. & # 39; On 17 October 2001, Matter took the photo, with the Woolworth building in the background, just before 8 p.m.

There was also concern about the hazardous materials that the towers once housed.

& # 39; There were countless shooting ranges. There were chemical laboratories in some buildings, & Matters said. & # 39; It was a different situation.

& # 39; There was recognition that this would be, at least on the surface, a nightmare for health and safety. & # 39;

Matters was charged with maintaining the site's health and safety plan for non-uniformed personnel such as ironworkers, workers, drivers, carpenters, and electricians, but not for those in uniforms such as the NYPD or FDNY. For example, he said that anyone who went inside where respiratory protection was needed had to wear safety equipment, such as a helmet, safety goggles, suitable welding clothing, and breathing equipment.

Matters was part of a team of eight, including four per team from the same company as him. Seven days a week, he said, he worked 12 hours on, 12 off.

DePalma, who reported on environmental and health issues related to Ground Zero for the New York Times, noted in his book City of Dust that one building manager said there was & # 39; significant chaos & # 39; was that first week after the attacks.

& # 39; Fires were raging, the sky was still opaque with dust, and firefighters and police were crawling over parts of the pile, as small as ants, & # 39; he wrote. & # 39; The dangers on the site were numerous. In fact, there was no more dangerous workplace in the country at that time than & # 39; Ground Zero & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; Firefighters were particularly lax about wearing their breathing apparatus. & # 39;

After the attack, officials such as Mayor Rudolph Giuliani assured the public that air quality was not dangerous. used to be.

& # 39; The Twin Towers, built in the early 1970s, contain two tons of asbestos fire protection that was probably torn from the steel beams it was supposed to protect. Once released, the asbestos fibers had spread across Lower Manhattan in the towering plume of dust, & wrote DePalma.

& # 39; Much of the dust consisted of cement particles, & # 39; he wrote, noting that the 110 floors of the towers were & # 39; each the size of a soccer field and 4 centimeters thick & # 39 ;.

Matter said: & # 39; One of the things they were worried about at Ground Zero was of course the air quality. Lots of glass in the sky. You had two 110-story buildings that, you know, were glass plates, let alone the other outbuildings – three, four, five, six, seven, & he said, referring to the other towers on the site.

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Exposure to toxins on 9/11 and during the cleanup process led to more than 2,000 deaths and an estimated & # 39; 10,000 first responders and others in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer, & # 39; USA Today reported last year. Experts now predict that, according to the article, more people will die from 9/11 related illness than from the attack.

It was only this summer that more money was secured for the Victim Compensation Fund on 11 September. Champion of comedian Jon Stewart, recently signed legislation extends the fund to 2090.

Matters was originally supposed to work at Ground Zero for a few weeks, but he stayed until mid-March.

Immediately after the attacks, employees had to go through areas where people hoped to find information about a family member or loved one and they & # 39; missing & # 39; handing out flyers. But also, he remembered, they handed bottles of water and patted their backs.

& # 39; The people of New York were very hospitable to go to Starbucks to go somewhere to get something to eat, they could tell you that you were actually a Ground Zero employee, & # 39; he said.

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Yet he said: & # 39; It has cost you a lot. & # 39;

In addition to ensuring the site's security plan, Matters said they were also there to monitor the workflow, to make sure that when equipment was present, it really worked, it wasn't somewhere.

& # 39; That is how the photos & # 39; s started, they wanted us to be able to document the equipment and the progress of the work. & # 39;

Ground Zero had a lot of what the construction industry & # 39; yellow iron & # 39; , meaning that cranes and grabs, which are more mobile than cranes and have placed another hinged piece of equipment at the end of the arm so that it can really pinch a mitt, & # 39; Matters explained.

The cleanup ended on May 30, 2002 and according to the National Memorial September 11 & Museum, about 1.8 million tons of debris was removed.

& # 39; People wanted to be there. People wanted to work on the pile & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; There was agreement, a sense of mission. & # 39;

Duane Matters told DailyMail.com that celebrities sometimes came to Ground Zero during the day. & # 39; That was one of the reasons I mainly went to night shift was because fewer people. In the day shift, people always seemed to appear during the day and they wanted to take guided tours or try to come in and do a little moral rise of workers and things like that. & # 39; The work & # 39; during the night usually progressed without such interruptions, but on November 16, 2001 he said: & # 39; I got a phone call on my radio saying the Aerosmith guys are here and they want to see Ground Zero so, you know, I came to the gate and gave them a tour. & # 39; Above Steven Tyler, left, and Duane Matters, right

Duane Matters told DailyMail.com that celebrities sometimes came to Ground Zero during the day. & # 39; That was one of the reasons I mainly went to night shift was because fewer people. In the day shift, people always seemed to appear during the day and they wanted to take guided tours or try to come in and do a little moral rise of workers and things like that. & # 39; The work & # 39; during the night usually progressed without such interruptions, but on November 16, 2001 he said: & # 39; I got a phone call on my radio saying the Aerosmith guys are here and they want to see Ground Zero so, you know, I came to the gate and gave them a tour. & # 39; Above Steven Tyler, left, and Duane Matters, right

Duane Matters told DailyMail.com that celebrities sometimes came to Ground Zero during the day. & # 39; That was one of the reasons I mainly went to night shift was because fewer people. In the day shift, people always seemed to appear during the day and they wanted to take guided tours or try to come in and do a little moral rise of workers and things like that. & # 39; The work & # 39; during the night usually progressed without such interruptions, but on November 16, 2001 he said: & # 39; I got a phone call on my radio saying the Aerosmith guys are here and they want to see Ground Zero so, you know, I came to the gate and gave them a tour. & # 39; Above Steven Tyler, left, and Duane Matters, right

Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11, wrote: & # 39; The Twin Towers, built in the early 1970s, contained two tons of asbestos fire protection that was probably torn from the steel beams for which it was intended to protect. Once released, the asbestos fibers had spread across Lower Manhattan in the towering dust plume ... Much of the dust consisted of cement particles. & # 39; He noted that the 110 floors of the towers & # 39; each were the same size as a soccer field and 4 centimeters thick & # 39 ;. Above an iron worker in the elevator core of what One World Trade Center was on a photo taken on October 18, 2001 at 5:20 am

Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11, wrote: & # 39; The Twin Towers, built in the early 1970s, contained two tons of asbestos fire protection that was probably torn from the steel beams for which it was intended to protect. Once released, the asbestos fibers had spread across Lower Manhattan in the towering dust plume ... Much of the dust consisted of cement particles. & # 39; He noted that the 110 floors of the towers & # 39; each were the same size as a soccer field and 4 centimeters thick & # 39 ;. Above an iron worker in the elevator core of what One World Trade Center was on a photo taken on October 18, 2001 at 5:20 am

Anthony DePalma, author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance and 9/11, wrote: & # 39; The Twin Towers, built in the early 1970s, contained two tons of asbestos fire protection that was probably torn from the steel beams for which it was intended to protect. Once released, the asbestos fibers had spread across Lower Manhattan in the towering dust plume … Much of the dust consisted of cement particles. & # 39; He noted that the 110 floors of the towers & # 39; each were the same size as a soccer field and 4 centimeters thick & # 39 ;. Above an iron worker in the elevator core of what One World Trade Center was on a photo taken on October 18, 2001 at 5:20 am

Blootstelling aan gifstoffen op 9/11 en tijdens het opruimingsproces heeft geleid tot meer dan 2.000 doden en naar schatting '10.000 eerste responders en anderen in het World Trade Center-gebied zijn gediagnosticeerd met kanker, 'meldde USA Today vorig jaar. Experts voorspellen nu dat volgens het artikel meer mensen zullen sterven aan 9/11-gerelateerde ziekte dan aan de aanval. Het was pas deze zomer dat er meer geld werd veiliggesteld voor het Victim Compensation Fund van 11 september. Kampioen van komiek Jon Stewart, onlangs ondertekende wetgeving verlengt het fonds tot 2090. Hierboven, ijzerwerkers die dooskolommen op de stapel snijden in een foto genomen op 5 november 2001 iets na 2:15 uur

Blootstelling aan gifstoffen op 9/11 en tijdens het opruimingsproces heeft geleid tot meer dan 2.000 doden en naar schatting '10.000 eerste responders en anderen in het World Trade Center-gebied zijn gediagnosticeerd met kanker, 'meldde USA Today vorig jaar. Experts voorspellen nu dat volgens het artikel meer mensen zullen sterven aan 9/11-gerelateerde ziekte dan aan de aanval. Het was pas deze zomer dat er meer geld werd veiliggesteld voor het Victim Compensation Fund van 11 september. Kampioen van komiek Jon Stewart, onlangs ondertekende wetgeving verlengt het fonds tot 2090. Hierboven, ijzerwerkers die dooskolommen op de stapel snijden in een foto genomen op 5 november 2001 iets na 2:15 uur

Blootstelling aan gifstoffen op 9/11 en tijdens het opruimingsproces heeft geleid tot meer dan 2.000 doden en naar schatting '10.000 eerste responders en anderen in het World Trade Center-gebied zijn gediagnosticeerd met kanker, 'meldde USA Today vorig jaar. Experts voorspellen nu dat volgens het artikel meer mensen zullen sterven aan 9/11-gerelateerde ziekte dan aan de aanval. Het was pas deze zomer dat er meer geld werd veiliggesteld voor het Victim Compensation Fund van 11 september. Kampioen van komiek Jon Stewart, onlangs ondertekende wetgeving verlengt het fonds tot 2090. Hierboven, ijzerwerkers die dooskolommen op de stapel snijden in een foto genomen op 5 november 2001 iets na 2:15 uur

Duane Matter was only supposed to work at Ground Zero for a short period of time, but he ended up spending months helping with the cleanup effort. A geologist by training who has expertise in air sampling and asbestos, he was part of a team that monitored the health and safety plan for the site's non-uniformed personnel such as iron workers. He also kept track of work flow and equipment, which is why he started taking many of the photos seen above. He reiterated to DailyMail.com that people wanted to be part of the effort at Ground Zero. He said: 'I think it's probably one of the best things I've ever done in my life.' Matters said he was caught in a fire one night, got covered in ash, and his construction superintendent grabbed his camera from him and took the above photo on November 19, 2001 at 8:11 pm

Duane Matter was only supposed to work at Ground Zero for a short period of time, but he ended up spending months helping with the cleanup effort. A geologist by training who has expertise in air sampling and asbestos, he was part of a team that monitored the health and safety plan for the site's non-uniformed personnel such as iron workers. He also kept track of work flow and equipment, which is why he started taking many of the photos seen above. He reiterated to DailyMail.com that people wanted to be part of the effort at Ground Zero. He said: 'I think it's probably one of the best things I've ever done in my life.' Matters said he was caught in a fire one night, got covered in ash, and his construction superintendent grabbed his camera from him and took the above photo on November 19, 2001 at 8:11 pm

Duane Matter was only supposed to work at Ground Zero for a short period of time, but he ended up spending months helping with the cleanup effort. A geologist by training who has expertise in air sampling and asbestos, he was part of a team that monitored the health and safety plan for the site's non-uniformed personnel such as iron workers. He also kept track of work flow and equipment, which is why he started taking many of the photos seen above. He reiterated to DailyMail.com that people wanted to be part of the effort at Ground Zero. He said: 'I think it's probably one of the best things I've ever done in my life.' Matters said he was caught in a fire one night, got covered in ash, and his construction superintendent grabbed his camera from him and took the above photo on November 19, 2001 at 8:11 pm

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