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March 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A janitor stricken after working in a Social Security building closed last fall by an outbreak of legionnaire's disease has died. Fifteen employees of the Social Security Administration offices in Richmond became ill, including Margaret Thomas, 48, the latest to die, and Rosalind Sheffield, 39, who died in September. Thomas and Sheffield worked in the basement.
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August 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
A four-year study by government-paid doctors that was released Monday suggests conditions at a former uranium enrichment plant in Oak Ridge caused illnesses among workers. The health problems are not cancers caused by radiation. Rather, doctors linked a variety of illnesses, from trembling hands to asthma, to hazardous materials in the former K-25 plant. Fifty-three ill workers were examined. Most worked 20 or more years at the Energy Department installation, and are too ill to work today. Dr.
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March 29, 1999 | Associated Press
During the last five decades, the U.S. government risked the lives of thousands of workers by knowingly allowing them to be exposed to dangerous levels of beryllium, a metal critical to the military, a newspaper reported Sunday. Numerous government, scientific and industry reports showed beryllium put workers in extreme danger, and hundreds of workers exposed to the metal's dust have contracted beryllium disease, an incurable and sometimes fatal lung illness, the Toledo Blade reported.
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March 29, 1999 | Associated Press
During the last five decades, the U.S. government risked the lives of thousands of workers by knowingly allowing them to be exposed to dangerous levels of beryllium, a metal critical to the military, a newspaper reported Sunday. Numerous government, scientific and industry reports showed beryllium put workers in extreme danger, and hundreds of workers exposed to the metal's dust have contracted beryllium disease, an incurable and sometimes fatal lung illness, the Toledo Blade reported.
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August 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
A four-year study by government-paid doctors that was released Monday suggests conditions at a former uranium enrichment plant in Oak Ridge caused illnesses among workers. The health problems are not cancers caused by radiation. Rather, doctors linked a variety of illnesses, from trembling hands to asthma, to hazardous materials in the former K-25 plant. Fifty-three ill workers were examined. Most worked 20 or more years at the Energy Department installation, and are too ill to work today. Dr.
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August 1, 1994 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alma Mosley sits alone in her cluttered house and thinks about justice. Fallen behind a chest of drawers, unreachable, is a framed certificate for work well done, illustrated with a mushroom cloud and inscribed with her husband's name: Hugh Mosley. He has been dead since 1978, lost to colon cancer--a victim, she says, of the Nevada Test Site, where he labored for 13 years at the height of the nation's nuclear weapons testing program.
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August 1, 1994 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alma Mosley sits alone in her cluttered house and thinks about justice. Fallen behind a chest of drawers, unreachable, is a framed certificate for work well done, illustrated with a mushroom cloud and inscribed with her husband's name: Hugh Mosley. He has been dead since 1978, lost to colon cancer--a victim, she says, of the Nevada Test Site, where he labored for 13 years at the height of the nation's nuclear weapons testing program.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A janitor stricken after working in a Social Security building closed last fall by an outbreak of legionnaire's disease has died. Fifteen employees of the Social Security Administration offices in Richmond became ill, including Margaret Thomas, 48, the latest to die, and Rosalind Sheffield, 39, who died in September. Thomas and Sheffield worked in the basement.
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