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Senate Votes for Radiation Exposure Compensation

By AP/KWMU

Washington – The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to compensate thousands of Cold War-era workers stricken with cancer and other illnesses.

They suffer from radiation exposure from nuclear plants in Missouri and Iowa.

The financial help is in a national defense spending bill that is moving toward passage.

In Missouri, the plan would help former workers at Mallinckrodt in St. Louis, and plants in Weldon Spring and Hematite.

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