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Wednesday, April 02, 2008  
Rule means sick workers get help faster

By: Betsy Mason
Published In: Contra Costa Times

Former Lawrence Livermore Laboratory workers who became ill from on-the-job exposure to radiation will now have their compensation claims fast-tracked through the Department of Labor.

"While this designation is certainly a step in the right direction, I'm concerned that many people are being left out," said Rob Schwartz, staff attorney for lab watchdog group Tri-Valley CAREs. "For instance, employees who worked in administrative areas will not be covered" by the new rule.

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