Senate Honors Nuclear and Uranium Workers With National Day of Remembrance
House expected to pass companion resolution recognizing sacrifices made by nuclear weapons and uranium workers who risked their lives serving their country during the Cold War
Cold War Patriots, a non-profit organization advocating for nuclear weapons complex workers, launched a campaign to honor workers in
“America’s nuclear deterrent would not be possible without these unsung heroes,” said Dr.
During the Cold War, more than half a million people worked to build the U.S. arsenal of nuclear weapons. In 2000, the U.S. Congress passed an act to compensate people who had been harmed. The Department of Labor program gives cash and medical aid to workers who became ill after being exposed to radiation or toxic substances.
Since 2000, the program has paid
The program covers 318 facilities in 37 states. Many facilities have high levels of exposure and sickness, however, significant exposure has happened for uranium workers in the 4 corners area, and nuclear workers in OH, TN, and CO
Cold War Patriots is the first national network connecting nuclear workers and uranium miners with information needed to process their claims. The organization’s advisory committee includes workers, physicians and attorneys.
Membership in Cold War Patriots is free to current and former nuclear weapons workers, uranium miners, millers, and haulers, as well as other individuals, family members or professionals that support the Cold War Patriot mission. For more information visit www.coldwarpatriots.org or call 888-903-8989.
SOURCE Cold War Patriots