FBI Director urges agents to register with 9/11 victim fund
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is urging current and former federal agents to file claims if they think their health was affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Wray spoke at the National September 11 Museum in New York on Friday along with officials from the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Wray said many FBI agents worked alongside other first responders after the terrorist attacks. He said “we’re only now beginning to understand” the long-term effects of the attacks.
Retired FBI agent Lu Lieber said she and other agents did not think to protect themselves at the smoldering rubble of the trade center.
She said she was diagnosed with two forms of cancer in 2012.