2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 13:53:39 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, WORKERS: Rocketdyne's "Atomic Avenger"
Atomic Avenger

Former Rocketdyne employee and cancer survivor battles for radiation worker compensation

By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter (CA)
July 8, 2010

The eyes of Bonnie Klea are extraordinarily bright and unblinking. There is no trace of self-pity for her courageous fight against bladder cancer, now in remission, or her years-long battle with Boeing, Rocketdyne and various federal agencies over the rights of other sick radiation workers.

Instead, there is the steady look of someone who has said, "Enough is enough - let me handle this," and who went and did just that. Hundreds of Ventura County residents and their families will soon know the bounty that Bonnie Klea has secured for them.


Those assets now count in the tens of millions because of new laws that are kicking in over the next few months to compensate ill Cold War Era radiation workers, thanks to Klea. Hundreds of nuke workers are now eligible for the costs of any one or more of 22 ailments associated with radiation exposure, lost wages and a $150,000 lump sum payment, tax free, for the cancer they've endured.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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