The Exposed: Poisoned Nuclear Workers

Oak Ridge rally by the Coalition for a Healthy Environment for sick uranium weapons workers
BELOW ARE links to documentary video sketches from interviews with former nuclear workers who became  poisoned by heavy metals, radiation and other contaminants and who are also struggling for adequate compensation and care for their illnesses. They are also seeking acknowledgment that those among them who died did so as a result of limited recognition that their illnesses were caused by exposure to contaminants. Also included is an interview with a spouse and clip from a rally sick workers organized.

View these video sketches to see and hear their stories of their afflictions and their efforts to seek justice and remedies.

   ** MOST RECENT is a video interview with Jan Lovelace, widow of a poisoned nuclear workers seeking justice for her deceased husband.  It can be viewed here.

   ** NEXT is a video draft of Janine Anderson's effort to launch a campaign for a National Day of Remembrance for sickened nuclear workers. She died four days after this event.  It can be viewed here.

  ** NEXT is an interview with Janet Michel, poisoned Dept. of Energy worker - "My Life Is Ruined" - A Nuclear Enrichment Story - who was stationed at the Oak Ridge, TN nuclear complex.  It can be viewed here

   ** ABOVE is a 14-minute video clip of a rally in Oak Ridge, TN, organized by the Coalition for a Healthy Environment, which has been working since the mid-1990s for compensation, care and recognition. Many among this group are sick from contamination.
   If you have trouble viewing the video above, a lower connection-speed version is available at this link ...

   ** ALSO posted is an interview video clip with sick uranium worker Vina Colley, co-founder of National Nuclear Workers for Justice, who worked at the Portsmouth/Piketon OH uranium enrichment plant. To view the clip, visit this web page.

   ** NEXT is a working video clip of an interview with three former Oak Ridge workers who speak of their frustrations about care and about the contamination they've witnessed. It can be viewed here.

   ** NEXT is a clip of an interview with Mike Driver, ex-worker at the Paducah, KY, nuclear fuel enrichment plant, which can be viewed here.
   ** NEXT is a clip of an attorney detailing problems in U.S. help for sick nuclear workers.  It can be viewed here.

   Some of the pertinent points those interviewed make are these:

    * People in power who produce within the nuclear fuel chain count costs more than people and thus people become contaminated in deadly ways -- then the contaminated people are finessed or lied to, and suffer in sickness and death as do those they are intimately associated with.
    * People who should be holding the producers accountable in the public interest don't, or won't, or don't know how to, or try to but run into obstacles and are discredited or don't have the resources to carry on their struggle.
    * People who are sick, dying, and their survivors, have extreme difficulty in finding out how they got that way, then when they do, in finding remedies that will help them, in whatever arena and labyrinth.
    * People who struggle against this betrayal each and all have a story that ought to be heard and taken to heart. The film and posted video clips aim to be a way their stories can be heeded.
    * In particular, one of the supposed remedies, the EEOICPA (Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act), is flawed, and for many represents just another betrayal.

   Wild Clearing's work is produced by Eileen and Wes Rehberg;

   Wes is doing Wild Clearing's filming at the moment ...


"THE EXPOSED" - we've posted here the personal stories of just a few of those afflicted from contamination while working at nuclear fuel processing plants in the United States as they give their voice to their tragedy.  

 The devastating nature of their exposure to contaminants is real and unconscionable in the witness these former workers offer. On the left are links to their stories. For background from those exposed and advocates who seek justice visit the Cold War Patriots web site.

   The aim of the interviews and documentary sketches in this web site we have called "The Exposed"  is to help in their cause to raise awareness. Meanwhile, we obviously have been watched ...

   Below, our Wild Clearing web site was visited by the
US Department of Labor and by USEC, parent of the United States Enrichment Corp., which is developing a new gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility in the Piketon/Portsmouth, OH, area. The Labor Department (DOL) oversees  compensation for poisoned and contaminated nuclear workers.

  The photos below are from web software that monitors site traffic.
USEC visits Wild Clearing web site

US Dept of Labor visits Wild Clearing web site

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