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Special Exposure Class Expansion for Rocky Flats Claimants Denied

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

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Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) sent a letter to the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting a review of the three-person panel’s decision to deny the appeal not to expand the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) class for Rocky Flats claimants beyond December 31, 1983.

In response to the legislators’ request, HHS determined that:

After review of the administrative review panel’s thorough report, HHS Secretary Alex Azar decided not to revise the original denial of SEC status for the Rocky Flats Plant workers, and we would not anticipate a different outcome with further review.

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