Ex-Mound Workers Win Key Status for Medical Benefits

The Health and Human Services secretary has approved changes that will make it easier for some people who worked at the Miamisburg Mound Plant in the 1960s and 1970s to qualify for federal compensation and medical benefits if they develop cancers that can be caused by radiation exposure.

Kathleen Sebelius last week signed a letter concurring with government scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, who in May said some workers may have been exposed to three isotopes of radon that leaked into an area undiscovered for 20 years.

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