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New Washington State Board Looks into Needs of Hanford Workers

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

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By Tri-City Herald Staff | September 29, 2020

A new Washington state board has started looking at the unmet health care needs of more than 10,000 workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear reservation.

The Washington state Department of Commerce was given $250,000 in state funds to administer the work of the board, as directed in legislation that also made it easier for ill workers to get state worker compensation claims approved.

The board will develop recommendations on how health care needs can be met and develop indicators of progress in meeting needs.

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