Test site workers sought
The U.S. Department of Labor is trying to locate Nevada nuclear testing workers or their survivors.
A letter is being distributed around the state telling such people that they “may be eligible for compensation” under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
The letter, printed on purple paper, reads in part, “Lump-sum payments of $150,000 for radiogenic cancers, beryllium disease and silicosis along with medical benefits are available under Part B of the program. There may be additional compensation available for these and other illnesses that may have been caused by toxic substances under Part E. If the employee is deceased, survivors may also be eligible to apply.”