Ever since physicist Enrico Fermi discovered the potential of nuclear fission in 1934, many dedicated men and women have worked effortlessly to utilize this power in defense of the United States. Now, more than 70 years later, our nuclear program has produced many scientific advances.
Unfortunately, the thousands of courageous Americans responsible for these nuclear advances, paid a high price for their service, developing serious illnesses as a result of exposure to radiation and toxic materials. Too often these workers were neither adequately protected from, nor informed of, the occupational hazards to which they were exposed.
As an approved provider under several government programs (including EEOICPA, RECA, FECA, and DCMWC), Nuclear Care Partners works with former Department of Energy workers, including former uranium workers, Rocky Flats workers, GJ Operations Office / AEC compound workers, who have been diagnosed with work related illnesses and as a result qualify for no cost in-home medical benefits.
Nuclear Care Partners connects former workers with information and resources for health screenings and claims filing assistance. Once a former worker has filed for their medical benefits, Nuclear Care Partners creates a customized plan of care for that worker to slow the progression of their illness and keep them as healthy as possible while remaining in the comfort of their home.
If you know a former Department of Energy employee, contractor or subcontractor and would like more information about these programs, please call Nuclear Care Partners at 888-525-5111.
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by John Kelley who is known locally as an advocate for former Department of Energy workers. John can be reached at 970-644-2992.