2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:50:16 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, RADIATION: Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (OH) workers
Families Fight Piketon Plant Benefits Ruling

Associated Press Writer
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH)
June 6, 2009

PIKETON - Relatives of workers who died of exposure to radiation or toxic materials at a Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio are fighting a ruling by state officials that keeps them from receiving workers' compensation death benefits.

They say they should not be penalized for missing a deadline for filing claims because the government withheld information for years and workers did not know they were working in a life-threatening environment.

'There isn't any amount of money on this earth that could replace what we lost,' said Anna Fleshman, 77, of Chillicothe.


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