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Wednesday, January 09, 2008  
Decision a win for sick lab workers

By: Betsy Mason
Published In: San Jose Mercury News

Former Lawrence Livermore Laboratory workers who became sick from exposure to radiation won a victory Tuesday when a petition to speed up compensation claims was recommended for approval.

The recommendation by an advisory board covers all workers who were at the lab, or at the lab's Site 300 near Tracy, for 250 or more days from 1950 to 1973 in any area that was monitored for radiation exposure or areas that should have been monitored.

"The board's recommendation is an important step toward sick workers from Livermore lab receiving the compensation they so justly deserve," said Robert Schwartz, staff attorney for Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radiological Environment.

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