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Dept. of Labor Holds Nuclear Weapons Worker Open House

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Nuclear energy workers got the chance to meet one on one with several different government agencies Tuesday. Nuclear energy workers got the chance to meet one on one with several different government agencies Tuesday.
RICHLAND, WA - Nuclear energy workers got the chance to meet one on one with several different government agencies Tuesday.

People looking to file claims under the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act said they want their claims to move forward. 

Representatives from the Department of Labor and among other agencies were at the Richland Red Lion to answer questions and help people file for occupational illness compensation.

Oliver Brewer said he worked at Hanford for 17 years now he is looking to get paid after suffering a stroke and recently losing his ability to talk and now brain function.

"I want to get somebody to help me because of the fact my brain has been damaged and they don't believe that. i'm not going to be able to talk, next year I probably will not be able to talk to anybody," Brewer said. 

Brewer said he just wants to move forward and get the compensation he deserves.

To date the Department of Labor has paid out $875 million dollars in compensation and medical benefits to people here in Washington. 
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