Plan to Pay Sick Nuclear Workers Unfairly Rejects Many, Doctor Says

Posted by Trish Riley, August 2, 2009

If  you skipped reading this in my Chemicals Are Dangerous post, please read it now:

…on the eighth anniversary of the federal program created to help sick nuclear weapons workers, the man who until recently was the program’s top doctor says that… labor continues to incorrectly tell weapons workers with multiple diseases — including cancers of the brain, breast or bones — that radiation and other toxic substances that permeated the bomb factories could not have made them sick.

The doctor, Eugene Schwartz, recently resigned [1] (PDF) and in his first interview since quitting, he said many of the complaints that workers, advocates and lawmakers have leveled at the controversial program are valid.

via Plan to Pay Sick Nuclear Workers Unfairly Rejects Many, Doctor Says – ProPublica.