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Nuclear workers learn about medical benefits at town hall meetings

...who are eligible."Common illnesses of people who receive the compensation are lung cancer, beryllium disease, chronic silicosis, asbestosis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Leiton said.Claimants can be reimbursed for office...
Backers push for timely aid to nuke workers

...that time," he said. The law allows President Bush to delete silicosis victims from the program, if he acts by April 28. Chao, however, said she has recommended that silicosis victims be included in the program. Congress established the...
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Uranium miners: Dying for relief

...Congress last year and a long list of unpaid government IOUs. At 57, Richard Leavell suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and silicosis of the lungs, which leave him gasping for air and tied to expensive, ever-present bottles of oxygen. "I can't do anything...
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Atomic museum in Vegas traces nuke development history

...testing caused problems. He points to exhibits describing the plight of downwinders and of test site workers sickened by silicosis, and to a reading room and nuclear testing archive containing more than 310,000 documents. "I want people to come here...
DOE adds funds for comp claims

...Augusta, said his office accepts claims of cancer caused by radiation, diseases caused by exposure to beryllium and chronic silicosis caused by exposure to silica during mining operations. He said his office was bombarded with claims when it first opened...
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Children of nuclear-weapons workers might not get benefits

...going to tell my kids, 'This is from your granddad."' Sam Ray of Lucasville, Ohio, said cancer, beryllium disease and silicosis - the diseases for which the government will compensate exposed workers - can be slow killers, and a child younger than 18...
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