2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:38:46 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, RADIATION: Hanford (WA) workers
Hanford workers new cancer package OK'd

By Annette Cary
Tri-City Herald (WA)
December 17, 2009

WASHINGTON - The federal secretary of Health and Human Services has agreed to expand automatic compensation of $150,000 to more Hanford workers who may have developed cancer because of exposure to radiation.

If Congress does not object, the decision by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius takes effect Jan. 10. The action was recommended in October by a federal advisory board.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, will review 340 pending claims of former Hanford workers, some filed by their survivors. The claims are for workers who had cancers covered under the automatic compensation program and who worked at Hanford during the years the new expanded rules would cover.


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