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Senators Call on Labor Dept. to Make Nuclear Compensation Program More Accessible

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 379 | 0 | 0 min read

A group of senators are calling for the Secretary of Labor to simplify the process of navigating the federal workers' compensation program for nuclear workers. The Senate appropriations committee wrote in a report accompanying S. 1771 that it is disturbed by a whistleblower's allegations that the Department of Labor manipulated regulations in order to make it essentially impossible for nuclear-weapons workers to receive benefits. The whistleblower accused DOL officials of "writing regulations that made qualification much more stringent than Congress intended, failing to disclose...

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