2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 May 2005 22:54:27 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Hanford downwinders
Downwinders' court win seen as 'great victory'

Man planning a suit is glad health damage is recognized

May 21, 2005

Every morning when 4-year-old Jay Mullen showed up at the Navy day care center, he got a glass of milk -- milk that his lawyers now say was tainted by radioactive fallout from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

It would be 15 years before Mullen's body was gripped by paralysis that necessitated removal of his diseased thyroid. Three more decades elapsed before Mullen found out the government had purposely released radioactive substances upwind of his childhood home in North Idaho.

Reflecting yesterday on verdicts in a lawsuit against government contractors at Hanford, Mullen savored what he called a long-awaited victory for people downwind from the bomb-making plant that ended World War II.


For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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