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July 16, 1999 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For five decades, the U.S. government steadfastly denied that workers in its nuclear facilities were putting their health and even their lives in peril as they helped develop the arsenal that protected the nation during the Cold War. On Thursday, the Clinton administration conceded that workers exposed to beryllium, a metal used in producing nuclear weapons, deserve compensation for the debilitating and potentially deadly lung disease that hundreds of them have developed.
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July 16, 1999 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For five decades, the U.S. government steadfastly denied that workers in its nuclear facilities were putting their health and even their lives in peril as they helped develop the arsenal that protected the nation during the Cold War. On Thursday, the Clinton administration conceded that workers exposed to beryllium, a metal used in producing nuclear weapons, deserve compensation for the debilitating and potentially deadly lung disease that hundreds of them have developed.
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