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9/11 Health Fund Administrator Chosen

The New York Times: Overseer Of 9/11 Health Fund Is Chosen
The Justice Department on Wednesday chose a special master to administer a multibillion-dollar fund created to provide compensation to rescue workers and others sickened from exposure to toxic fumes, dust and smoke from ground zero after the 2001 terrorist attack. The appointment of Sheila L. Birnbaum, a lawyer specializing in tort cases who has mediated lawsuits brought by the families of 9/11 victims, is a major step in carrying out legislation passed by Congress late last year to reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (Hernandez, 5/18).

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