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Nuclear Plant Workers Unite
(2012-02-14)
(wkms) - A small band of nuclear power plant workers want the McCracken County Fiscal Court's support of a resolution for workers to receive federal compensation for occupation-related illnesses. Gary Vander Boegh, vice president of a company lobbying for the just treatment of power plant claimants, spoke on their behalf. He said power plants, including the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, have refused to compensate many employees who have developed work-related health problems and who have filed legitimate claims. Vander Boegh asked the Court to pass a resolution supporting the workers. Judge-Executive Van Newberry said he thinks the Court will vote in Vander Boegh's favor, but members must see a draft of the resolution before making a final decision. © Copyright 2014, wkms