CNN) -- Federal health authorities Monday added 58 types of cancer to the list of covered illnesses for people who were exposed to toxins at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
The addition finalizes a recommendation from Dr. John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program. Howard proposed in June that the program accept the recommendations of its Science/Technical Advisory Committee and add some cancers to the coverage list -- 14 categories in all.
The original bill as passed by the House had a 30-year compensation program, but the Senate reduced it to five years.
The World Trade Center Health Program was created as a result of the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.