Mar 18, 2008
The U.S. Department of Labor will hold a series of meetings in New Mexico in April to provide information for workers who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry.
The Labor Department will provide information on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, which provides compensation and medical benefits to employees who became ill as a result of working in the industry.
Officials will present details about the two classes of former employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and an overview of different parts of the compensation program.
Officials with the Labor Department's Traveling Resource Center will be on hand to help individuals fill out compensation claims. Representatives from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health also will attend.
Three meetings are scheduled in New Mexico.
The April 1 session will take place at the Cities of Gold Hotel in Santa Fe at 7 p.m., with the Traveling Resource Center available from 5 to 9 p.m.
The White Rock meeting will be on April 2 at the Los Alamos Fire Department Training Center at 129 State Road 4 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Resource Center will be available that day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An April 3 meeting will be in Albuquerque at the Marriott Hotel in Uptown at 7 p.m. The Resource Center will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call toll free, (866) 272-3622.