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FORMER PORTSMOUTH WORKER INSTRUMENTAL IN OBTAINING STUDY FOR PROSTATE CANCER – PARTICIPANTS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

June 20, 2017

In 2011, Lisa Parker, former worker from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, watched in dismay as the levels of her husband, Calvin’s, prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) skyrocketed in three short months.  At just 58 years old, Calvin was diagnosed with an unusually aggressive form of prostate cancer. “I remember the urologist explain that if an… (read more)

Summary of the Advisory Board of Toxic Substances and Worker Health meeting April 19-20, 2017 in Richland, Washington

April 24, 2017

The Advisory Board of Toxic Substances and Worker Health met April 19-20, 2017 in Richland, Washington not far from the Hanford Site. The Department of Labor (DOL) presented first. Director Leiton acknowledged that the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has not yet responded to the bulk of the recommendations made by the… (read more)

Senators Re-Introduce RECA Bill

April 5, 2017

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has been reintroduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Mike Crapo (ID), Tom Udall (NM), Martin Heinrich (NM), Jim Risch (ID), and Michael Bennet (CO). Currently, RECA provides compensation for only a certain group of individuals who contracted specific diseases caused by radiation exposure. Those currently eligible… (read more)