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Resource ID: #18361
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago)
Date: 2024-04-21



The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists investigates the building nuclear weapons without any protection for the workers. The story describes how the nuclear industry made thousands of workers sick. The author exemplifies the problem with the case of Joe Harding, a worker at the uranium enrichment plant in Paducah, Kentucky, who died of stomach cancer, after his pension and health insurance were rejected. After six decades of denial, the government confesses and Congress votes for compensation, reports the magazine.

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