WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced Dec. 18 that former nuclear energy workers at the Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor will receive compensation and health benefits as part of the Special Exposure Cohort program.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the designation, which will allow former Piqua workers to receive benefits through the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation program.

“Former energy workers battling cancer should not have to struggle to receive the benefits to which they are entitled,” Brown said. “This designation will enable former workers in Piqua and their survivors to receive critical compensation and health benefits.”

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