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DOL pays $500 million to uranium plant victims

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The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Ky., processed more than one million tons of uranium during the Cold War, often without adequate safeguards for employees. 

Now the U.S. Department of Labor has paid out more than $500 million in benefits to plant employees and their survivors under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. Many of the plant’s employees lived in southern Illinois.

Former employees who develop cancer, beryllium disease, silicosis or other conditions related to their employment at the plant (and their heirs) may be eligible for benefits. 



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