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Meetings discuss DOE worker issues

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Cold War Patriots has organized two town hall meetings on March 7 to inform the community on issues that may affect current and former workers of Y-12, K-25 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The meetings will be at 2 and 6 p.m. in the American Museum of Science and Energy at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

Cold War Patriots will provide information regarding potential benefits to all workers at Oak Ridge area plants, including details of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act changes and steps to apply for benefits and compensation.

“This program is a great resource for those whose health has been affected by their contribution to America’s nuclear arsenal,” said Tim Lerew, vice president of community outreach.

Benefits available for those who qualify may include a lump sum payment of $150,000 as well as access to no-cost medical care, prescriptions and in-home nursing. The meeting is designed to educate employees on each step of the benefit application process.

Cold War Patriots is a membership-based, non-profit organization with more than 8,500 members nationwide. Its mission is to connect members with health services, advocate for former worker rights and provide a community and information network to those who need it.

Membership in Cold War Patriots is free. Visit www.ColdWarPatriots.org or call 888-903-8989 for more information.