For nearly 40 years, nuclear weapons parts were produced at the Rocky Flats Plant, located just a few miles northwest of downtown Denver. From 1952 to 1989, Rocky Flats workers used plutonium to …
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For nearly 40 years, nuclear weapons parts were produced at the Rocky Flats Plant, located just a few miles northwest of downtown Denver.
From 1952 to 1989, Rocky Flats workers used plutonium to build nuclear weapons triggers, called “pits,” that were sent to Texas to be incorporated into weapons. The plant also used other materials such as uranium and beryllium to make various weapons parts.
As a result of chemical or radiation exposure at the plant, more than 50,000 former Rocky Flats workers may qualify for medical benefits and financial compensation through the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act, according to a news release. Former workers can learn more about these benefits and their eligibility, as well as connect with other former Rocky Flats workers, at the upcoming Rocky Flats Retirees Breakfast sponsored by Nuclear Care Partners.
Lori Shanks, local community outreach manager, will answer questions regarding first-time filing for benefits, free medical screenings, denied claims, medical benefits, accessing white card benefits, preventative health visits, skilled nursing care, financial compensation, home health care, out-of-pocket expense reimbursement and more.
The Rocky Flats Retirees Breakfast is free to all former Rocky Flats workers. It is planned for Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. at IHOP, 5280 Wadsworth Bypass in Arvada. Former workers can RSVP by calling 303-225-9396.
“It’s so special to be able to bring all of these workers together and simply give them an opportunity to reconnect and reminisce,” Shanks said in the news release. “These amazing men and women unknowingly sacrificed their health for our country. We want to give back by helping them in any way we can and treat them to some delicious breakfast.”
Nuclear Care Partners provides EEOICPA benefits guidance and no-cost in home care to former atomic workers who have developed serious illnesses due to the exposure to radiation and toxins they endured in the workplace. Founded in 2011, Nuclear Care Partners serves hundreds of former atomic workers across the nation.
For more information about Nuclear Care Partners, call 303-225-9396 or visit www.NuclearCarePartners.com.
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