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October 12, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after the government apologized to Cold War-era workers made sick by their jobs in the nuclear weapons industry, Congress is poised to follow through with legislation to give financial compensation to victims. The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a defense bill that contains a provision granting thousands of eligible workers or their heirs $150,000 each. Surviving workers would also be eligible for government-paid health care for life.
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October 12, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after the government apologized to Cold War-era workers made sick by their jobs in the nuclear weapons industry, Congress is poised to follow through with legislation to give financial compensation to victims. The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a defense bill that contains a provision granting thousands of eligible workers or their heirs $150,000 each. Surviving workers would also be eligible for government-paid health care for life.
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