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John Nuthall


January 21, 2012

Statement by PBA President Pat Lynch about public advocate de Blasio’s letter to Mayor Bloomberg urging the City to conduct a thorough study of WTC-Related cancers among NYC Police Officers

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“While we don't believe a thorough study whose results will be delivered after WTC responders have lost their life-and-death struggles is necessary, we join public advocate de Blasio in his call that the Bloomberg administration do more. If the city releases the data it is now suppressing, it will confirm that over 56 young police officers have died from a variety of cancers – including lung, kidney and nasal cancers – and hundreds more are gravely ill with cancer as a direct result of their exposures at Ground Zero and other locations. It is time to stop the obstruction and provide funds for treating cancers in those men and women who selflessly answered this city and nation's call in its hour of greatest need.”

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