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ID:

129

Date:

2005-11-07

Headline:

Stakes are high as downwinder's trial gets started

Reporter's name:

Karen Dan Steele

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Spokesman-Review

City:

Spokane, WA

Summary:

FOIA requests from The Spokesman-Review and several watchdog groups monitoring the Hanford Nuclear Reservation resulted in the 1986 declassification of U.S. Department of Energy monitoring reports of radiation releases from Hanford, the paper reported. The reports were the first that people in the region learned of the releases, which were at the crux of several federal lawsuits over whether the radiation caused cancer.

Keywords:

Hanford Nuclear Reservation; plutonium; thyroid cancer; jury; trial

Impact:

Information declassified after frequent FOIA requests.


Agencies:

DOE

States:

ID
WA

Categories:

nuclear safety


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