9/11 — Two Decades later. The Toxic Dust continues to kill

Among the NYC Firefighters that have died of 9/11 related Cancer in recent years. Robert Tilearcio and William Gormley

“By the end of next month Dominic, we will have lost more responders as a result of the toxic dust, and the illnesses that it caused, then we lost on 9/11… Think about that.”- Attorney Michael Barasch

America lost 412 First Responders on 9/11.

Robert Tilearcio & Bridget Gormley lost their FDNY Fathers to 9/11 Cancer
Firefighter William Gormley of Engine 310/Ladder 174 with his family

The initial 9/11 attacks didn’t kill Firefighter Gormley, but the cancer from the 9/11 air did. Years Later

Dominic Carter’s TV story

People are becoming ill, all these years later….

A young man, Robert Tilearcio also spoke to me, sitting next to Bridget Gormley. His father, Robert Tilearcio was stationed at Engine 266 in Far Rockaway, Queens. Firefighter Tilearcio worked 24-hour shifts for at least a month at Ground Zero.

Fire Fighter Robert Tilearcio

“My father had Glioblastoma, which is a really aggressive brain cancer that someone would have 14 months or less to live.” -Robert Tilearcio

“Quite simply, we’re running out of money. Nobody anticipated the explosion in cancers and deaths. Not a day goes by…without one of my clients dying.” -Att. Michael Barasch

The families call it CANCER on Steroids. For 911 first responders…or people that were just there….also breathing the air. You can hear the full interviews we did with Robert Tilearcio and Bridget Gormley by clicking here. Robert puts the situation in perspective:

“I wanted to leave certain things to my family. I hope that I don’t have to end up selling my house.” -Retired NYPD Lt. John McArdle

Retired NYPD Lt. John McArdle
Attorney Michael Barasch
Dominic Carter’s interview with Attorney Michael Barasch



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Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter is a TV Political Commentator and WABC Talk Radio host in NY. Dominic is a Keynote Speaker on Children issues, Foster Care, and Mental Illness.