2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 16 Oct 2005 04:28:00 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Rocky Flats (CO) workers
Benefits go bust for Flats workers

About 70 lose with cleanup's early end

By Kevin Vaughan And Todd Hartman
Rocky Mountain News (CO)
October 15, 2005

Dozens of Rocky Flats workers who helped to clean up the nuclear weapons plant much sooner than originally anticipated now face an unintended consequence of their fast work: By finishing ahead of schedule, they missed out on pensions and lifetime medical benefits.

About 70 former plant employees saw their hopes for retirement benefits vanish when Kaiser-Hill Co. completed the decadelong decontamination and demolition of Rocky Flats more than a year early.

That group, who were among the thousands of employees who made the transition from bomb builders to cleanup workers, would have been eligible for benefits if Kaiser-Hill had taken all the time the government gave it - until Dec. 15, 2006 - to complete the job.


For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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