Under the law setting up the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya is required to carefully husband the $7.375 billion that Congress allocated for those sickened and killed by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center site. It won't be enough. Not nearly enough. The Fund has already sent out $5 billion to 21,000 individuals or their estates. More.
911 for the 9/11 fund: The federal victim compensation program is running out of money, putting thousands of heroes' claims at risk