Saturday, March 13, 2004

NPR Story on Worker Safety and Health Problems at Hanford

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a Wasington Post investigation into serious health and safety problems at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Workers were being exposed to toxic and radioactive vapors, but their employer and the worker health clinic was covering up the fact that their resulting dieases were work related.

Now NPR has joined the investigation with this story about the worker health clinic, funded by the Department of Energy to deal with workplace problems, that is accused of falsifying medical records and failing to provide adequate care to workers exposed to dangerous substances.