Bloomberg urges 9/11 first responders to accept settlement

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging thousands of Sept. 11 first responders sickened by toxic dust after the attack to accept a proposed settlement.Lawyers for nearly

BROOKLYN - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging thousands of Sept. 11 first responders sickened by toxic dust after the attack to accept a proposed settlement.

Lawyers for nearly 10,000 workers reached a tentative agreement last spring. The settlement is worth between $625 and $712.5 million.

Bloomberg says 95 percent of workers need to agree to the deal or it will end up back in court.

Individual compensations range from thousands of dollars to more than $1 million, depending on the severity of the person's illness.

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