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Nuclear Health and Safety: Workers' Compensation Rights Protected at Hanford

RCED-91-203 Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1991.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the contracts between the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor organizations to administer a self-insured workers' compensation/pension program for contractor employees at the DOE Hanford site since 1943 prevented Hanford employees from filing workers' compensation claims for radiation-related injuries or occupational diseases resulting from their employment at the Hanford site.

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