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Thu November 5, 2009
Sick Nuclear Workers Meet
By Chris Taylor
Paducah, KY – Around 200 people met yesterday in Paducah seeking help or information on claims for sick nuclear workers. More than half a million dollars in compensation has been paid to workers and their families who worked at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. However, some have trouble getting their claims approved. The problem in most cases is usually missing work records, according to Ombudsman Malcolm Nelson, who spoke at the meeting. He recommended writing detailed affidavits if people are unable to find records to verify employment and toxic exposure. The Paducah Sun reports the meeting was one of three held over two days setup to help people file claims with the US Department of Labor's Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.