"Ground Zero Workers Reach Deal Over Health Claims"

"A settlement of up to $657.5 million has been reached in the cases of thousands of rescue and cleanup workers at ground zero who sued the city over damage to their health, according to city officials and lawyers for the plaintiffs.

They said that the settlement would compensate about 10,000 plaintiffs according to the severity of their illnesses and the level of their exposure to contaminants at the World Trade Center site. "

Mireya Navarro reports for the New York Times March 11, 2010.

Source: NYTimes, 03/12/2010