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SCOTUS Agrees to Review Hanford Worker Presumption Case

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 0

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case involving a state law in Washington that created a presumption of compensability for certain conditions suffered by federal workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Gov. Jay Inslee in 2018 enacted House Bill 1723, which created a presumption that respiratory disease, beryllium disease and neurological and heart conditions experienced within 72 hours of exposure to fumes or chemicals are compensable injuries for workers at the decommissioned nuclear production facility. The presumption also covers various forms of cancer suffered by Han...

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