Washington governor signs presumptive comp bill for nuclear site

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday that would cover cancer and other illnesses under presumption for former workers of the decommissioned Hanford nuclear site in Hanford, Washington.

H.B. 1723 addresses illnesses, including various cancers, suffered by workers of the 560-square-mile federally operated site, which has gone by several names since it opened in 1943. Hanford is known for having manufactured the plutonium used…

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