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Former nuclear workers not receiving compensation

Keith Rogers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal used federal data to show that compared to nuclear workers at other sites around the country, Nevada Test Site employees have not received compensation for illnesses at the same rate. "Only 6 percent of test site workers have been approved for claims that typically pay $150,000 in tax-free compensation. That's compared to 26 percent for workers at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., gaseous diffusion plant; 25 percent at the Portsmouth, Ohio, plant; 18 percent at the Paducah, Ky., plant; 8 percent at the Savannah River, S.C., site; and 7 percent at the government's Hanford, Wash., facility." The Nevada site is the only place where nuclear devices had been exploded.

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