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January 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Reversing a position held for decades, the government has concluded for the first time that many workers who built America's nuclear weapons likely became ill because of exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals, officials said Saturday. The findings, based on a review of dozens of studies and raw medical data covering an estimated 600,000 workers at 14 nuclear weapon sites, could lead to compensation for the families of some of the workers.
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January 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Reversing a position held for decades, the government has concluded for the first time that many workers who built America's nuclear weapons likely became ill because of exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals, officials said Saturday. The findings, based on a review of dozens of studies and raw medical data covering an estimated 600,000 workers at 14 nuclear weapon sites, could lead to compensation for the families of some of the workers.
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May 8, 1996 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breast cancer death rate among American women has dropped again, apparently reflecting the effects of early detection and treatment, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the National Cancer Institute. The decline has been especially pronounced among white women in the 1990s, reversing an upward trend from the previous decade, the institute said.
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May 8, 1996 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breast cancer death rate among American women has dropped again, apparently reflecting the effects of early detection and treatment, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the National Cancer Institute. The decline has been especially pronounced among white women in the 1990s, reversing an upward trend from the previous decade, the institute said.
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