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Resource ID: #17278
Subject: Health
Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
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Date: June 25-27

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The Louisville Courier-Journal investigates the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, a uranium processing plant built during the Cold War. In 1999, workers from the plant filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they were exposed to harmful radioactive materials. The Courier-Journal obtained memos from plant administrators that shows they knew about possible hazards, but ruled them to be "acceptable risks."

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