2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:07:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, HEALTH: Santa Susana Field Lab (CA) workers
Ruling will help field lab workers

By Teresa Rochester
Ventura County Star (CA)
August 10, 2009

Certain workers sickened by exposure to radiation while working in the nuclear testing area at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory might have an easier time now receiving federal compensation.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health granted a petition that gives special designation to workers stricken with radiation-induced cancers after working in the nuclear test area at the site, known as Area IV, between Jan. 1, 1955, and Dec. 31, 1958, for at least 250 days.


The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program Act was passed in 2000 with the intention of compensating people who had become ill because of exposures to radiation or toxic chemicals while building the country's nuclear defense as Department of Energy employees or subcontractors. The program has two parts: one for workers exposed to radiation and another for those exposed to toxic chemicals.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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