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Hugh Stephens, Esq. introduces the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), which was passed in 2000. He speaks about the types of facilities that were involved in the atomic weapons manufacturing process and benefits workers at those facilities might be eligible for under the Act.

Hugh explains what the Act might mean for former employees who worked in unsafe conditions at facilities that produced atomic weapons for the Manhattan Project or in Cold War efforts and are now suffering from various forms of cancer. Hugh explains the process by which such illnesses may be compensated under the EEOICPA. Different illnesses and conditions are addressed by the Act, specifically cancer, Chronic Beryllium Disease, Beryllium sensitivity, and Silicosis. Finally, he explains how the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) determines the probability that a worker’s cancer or condition was caused by exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals at an atomic weapons manufacturing facility.

If you or a family member worked at one of these facilities and suffer(ed) from one of the listed illnesses or conditions, we’re here to guide you through the claims process.

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You can watch this video and the rest of the series on YouTube.