Published in Cancer Weekly, May 11th, 2004
In the past 2 months, the department has paid $1.7 million in compensation for medical costs for Hanford workers. That brings the total claims paid to workers or their survivors to more than $9 million, said Pete Turcic, director of the department's Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
More claims have been paid for workers harmed by exposure to radiation or beryllium, a metal used in the nuclear industry that can cause an incurable lung...
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