Over 9,000 people have filed suit with the City of New York after they have become sick with World Trade Center Illness. Many responded to Ground Zero to help with the rescue and then clean up operation. The city is now interested in trying to come to a settlement agreement that is in the best interest of everyone involved.
“Every time we are sued we will always take a look and see whether there is a way to come to a settlement in everybody’s interests,” Bloomberg told reporters.
“Plain and simple: We’re just going to talk and explore,” he said.
Bloomberg confirmed a report in the New York Daily News that the city and its contractors had expressed a willingness to enter negotiations.
There is a $1 Billion Federal Fund that has been set up to help the city with any liability they may have in the situation. Some believe that is not enough to help those that have been stricken with disease and illness.
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