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Latest Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Stories

2012-01-18 15:09:55

UC Davis researcher recommends expanded prevention measures to reduce harm to workers In the first comprehensive review of its kind since 1992, a UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion, much higher than generally assumed. That figure is $31 billion more than the direct and indirect costs of all cancer, $76 billion more than diabetes and $187 billion more than strokes. The study strongly suggests that the...

2009-01-16 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has paid more than $4.5 billion to 48,072 individuals under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees who became ill as a result of working in the atomic weapons industry. "We got this program up and running in eight months by July 31, 2001, and I'm very proud that the department has...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters - or their survivors - can learn if they are eligible for medical benefits and compensation at a just-announced meeting to be held Tuesday. Thousands of Coloradans mined uranium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons, for the nation's defense during the Cold War. The uranium mines were scattered across the state, but most mines and mills were on the Western Slope. The U.S. Department of Labor will meet at noon Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel in...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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