Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in western Kentucky.
Richardson, who apologized at the time for the government’s denial of any plutonium exposures, said the program’s dramatic growth is a good sign, adding that no one’s getting rich, with individual payments capped at $400,000.
James Melius — the chairman of the federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, a presidential panel that examines compensation claims — said it’s hardly a surprise that the program has grown so rapidly.
“The DOE complex is huge,” he said, with “literally hundreds of thousands of workers who are potentially eligible who worked at various times within the complex.”
But the program’s size has triggered a hot debate, with critics saying the government has been far too generous in doling out benefits to employees whose cancer cannot be conclusively linked to their work.
“As a result, more than $12 billion — that’s a B, billion dollars — has been distributed to people who now believe that they have been injured by the work that they did,” said Wanda Munn, a retired senior nuclear engineer who worked at Hanford. “It’s unfortunate because it is not only unfair to the taxpayers... http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2015-12-28/nuclear-workers-projects-results-were-worth-illnesses-deaths
Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:22 AMStaff reportA reception for the Art in Bloom Flower Show will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Paducah School of Art and Design's 2D and Graphic Design Building in Lower Town. The reception will mark the opening of the flower show. Inspired by art and nature, the show, which is open to the public, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and will highlight the renovated art building while bringing awareness about gardening in western Kentucky.
The Paducah Garden Club was founded in 1913 to stimulate the love and knowledge of gardening, to aid in the protection of native plants and environment, and to encourage civic improvement.
The club, with 40 active members, is one of only three garden clubs in Kentucky that is a member of the Garden Club of America. Every two years, the Paducah club sponsors a flower show with different themes.
This year's theme â “ Art in Bloom â “ will feature local artist works, flower show exhibits as well as showcase Paducah's new 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street. There is no admission.
The show is broken into three divisions.
In th... http://www.paducahsun.com/news/local/043016_PS_flower-show