The 9/11 Memorial And Museum will honor those exposed to toxins at Ground Zero.

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9/11 Memorial Will Honor Those Exposed To Toxins At Ground Zero

May 30, 2018 - 11:44 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Deaths from 9/11 didn't end in 2001.

People who were exposed to toxins at Ground Zero have been suffering and dying for the past 16-plus years.

On Wednesday, the 9/11 Memorial And Museum announced plans to honor them.

The design includes a pathway located where the primary ramp was during the rescue operation. Many used their bare hands to access the site and are now very ill.

"We know how this is going to end for us. As hard as this is to accept, I realize we are taking part in a memorial that my daughter and her children will visit. this will be a legacy for all who answered the call on that dark day in September, and thereafter," Sonia Negron said.

She took part in the recovery effort with the American Red Cross.

The new section of the memorial will not only be about past history, but about present challenge and crisis.