|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:09:19 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, RADIATION: Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (NY) workers|
Government allows more cancer claims from LOOW By Aaron Besecker BUFFALO NEWS (NY) November 9, 2009The federal government is making it easier for individuals who got cancer after working at a Niagara County nuclear site to receive compensation because of a lack of available data about exposure at the facility.
Workers at the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works, or their survivors, can make a claim for compensation if they had one of 22 types of cancer, under a recent decision by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The move, which applies to individuals who worked there from 1944 through 1953, waives an aspect of the case review by the agency, called "dose reconstruction," because of a lack of adequate data available about how much radiation workers may have been exposed to, agency spokeswoman Shannon Bradford said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/niagaracounty/story/855080.html?imw=Y -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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