All Energy Workers’ Cancers|May Be Compensable

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Department of Health and Human Services plans to have the energy workers’ occupational illness program make all cancers potentially compensable, according to proposed agency rules.

     Chronic lymphocytic leukemia was the only cancer not on the list of cancers potentially caused by radiation and compensable for energy employees under Department of Health and Human Services guidance under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The department has proposed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia be listed as potentially caused by radiation in the guidance.
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