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McClatchy reports: 33,480 Americans dead after 70 years of atomic weaponry | McClatchy DC

13.12.15

McClatchy reports: 33,480 Americans dead after 70 years of atomic weaponry | McClatchy DC: McClatchy determined the count after analyzing more than 70 million records in a database obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor under the Freedom of Information Act. It includes all workers who are dead after they or their survivors received compensation under a special fund created in 2001 to help those who got sick in the construction of America’s nuclear arsenal.

A total of 107,394 workers have been diagnosed with cancers and other diseases after building the nation’s nuclear stockpile over the last seven decades. The project includes an interactive database that offers details on all 107,394 workers.


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