|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:39:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WORKERS, RADIATION: Nevada Test Site claims|
Test site workers win round for claims By KEITH ROGERS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (NV) November 27, 2009After nine years of denials and setbacks in a government program to compensate former Nevada Test Site employees for work-related illnesses, the retired nuclear weapons workers and survivors got some good news this week.
The agency charged with reconstructing their exposures to radioactive and toxic materials, which is key to proving or disproving their claims, has reversed its previous stance, saying instead the historic data needed for dose reconstructions are insufficient.
After a review of the tedious process, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is recommending special status that will give more than 500 former Nevada Test Site workers the benefit of the doubt.
... For the entire article, see http://www.lvrj.com/news/test-site-workers-win-round-for-claims-75766887.html# -- 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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