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A federal employee union requested a decision regarding 11 Army employees' claims for environmental differential pay for asbestos exposure, contending that the Army arbitrarily refused to allow the differential. GAO held that: (1) the Army reasonably determined that safety measures virtually eliminated the asbestos hazards; and (2) it would not consider the issue of past asbestos exposure, since the Army was already reviewing those claims. Accordingly, the claims were denied.


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