|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||16 Oct 2005 04:28:00 -0000|
|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 http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_4160436,00.html
-- 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 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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