Communities Against a Radioactive Environment
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Posted by Scott Yundt
On January 6, 2014 a class of employees from the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore in Livermore, California, was added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. Thus, all employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area at the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore in Livermore, California, from October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994, and who have contracted one of the 22 cancers that the Department of Labor has identified as being radiogenic are automatically eligible for benefits in the Special Exposure Cohort. The survivors of these employees are likewise eligible.
If you have questions about your eligibility for compensation please contact Tri-Valley CAREs staff attorney Scott Yundt.
Click here to see the announcement in the Federal Register.