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  • Worker fallout

    Some sick workers from Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant may receive compensation quickly, but most must wait

  • Navajos pay for industry's mistakes

    The federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was created to compensate uranium miners and mill workers sickened by their jobs, but on the Navajo Reservation, Dr. Bruce Baird Struminger says the program has proved flawed

  • Downwinders say fallout study numbers don't add up

    A controversial study says only a fraction of cancer cases can be attributed to nuclear fallout in the U.S.

  • Cold War workers seek compensation

    Former employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking information about and compensation for serious health problems caused by their work with radiation and other toxic materials

  • Contamination uncovered at Energy office

    Beryllium contamination in a Las Vegas Energy Department complex may have come from a 1965 nuclear reactor explosion, some 85 miles away

  • Critical mass

    In "Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader," editor John Bradley pulls together the stories of downwinders, veterans and other Americans who have paid the price of this country's invisible nuclear history.

  • Downwinders fight for their due

    Protesters in Salt Lake City charge that the federal government has yet to fully compensate people in Utah, Nevada and Idaho whose health was harmed by the nuclear-bomb testing that started 50 years ago.

  • Court enforces a healthy environment

    The Montana Supreme Court says that the provision in the state's constitution that guarantees residents "a clean and healthful environment" protects the state's natural resources from actual, proven damage and potential harm.

  • A cover-up over fallout?

    The National Cancer Institute has been sitting on a study that says up to 72,000 people - many living far from nuclear bomb test sites in Nevada - may have been exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation in the 1950s.

  • Hanford workers point the finger

    Four workers at the Hanford, Wash., plutonium reclamation facility say they are still suffering health problems after a May 14 accident at the facility.

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