Former nuclear workers fight for compensation, medical coverage

Former employees who claim they became sick while working at our area’s nuclear facilities got the chance to talk with a representative from the Department of Labor about their illnesses.

An advocate for the Department of Labor attended a town hall meeting at the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah Thursday.  He will take those employee’s concerns to Congress.

Some of those workers say they filed compensation and medical claims seven years ago and haven’t heard anything about them.  One former worker at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant says he was exposed to arsenic, silver and mercury.

“If we will unite and work together we can achieve better compensation, better health care and everybody will get along much better. We’ll do much better and that’s what’s important to me and it has been from day one,” said Mike Driver.

If you would like to file a claim with the Department of Labor, click here.

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