NU Online News Service Oct. 15, 10:40 a.m. EDT

Plaintiffs in the litigation arising from the debris cleanup at the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks have entered a settlement agreement with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the World Trade Center site.

Still subject to the approval of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners and the Governor’s review, the Port Authority agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle claims of those plaintiffs who sued the Port Authority for injuries they sustained during the rescue, recovery and debris removal operations following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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