Friday, November 14, 2008

Deadly Denial

Here's a powerhouse trio of in-depth video reports, reflecting years of reporting, from Denver's Rocky Mountain News:

Tens of thousands of America's former nuclear bomb builders are sick, dying or already dead because of their exposure to radiation and other poisons. After decades of stonewalling, the government started a compensation program in 2000. After four years of bungling, Congress reformed the program, demanding that it be "compassionate, fair and timely." Today only one in four claimants has been compensated and millions more of your taxpayer dollars have been wasted creating hurdles instead of help. For many of the nation's cold warriors, the government's game is deadly denial.

View Deadly Denial, an investigative video series about tens of thousands of nuclear arms workers who unsuccessfully applied for compensation for severe job-related illnesses.

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