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WA House Passes Bill Aimed Helping Sick Hanford Workers

(Olympia, WA)  --  A bill intended to assist sick Hanford workers with having worker's compensation claims approved is moving through the Washington state Legislature.  The House cleared the bill yesterday and sent it to the Senate for consideration.  HB 1723 would grant a presumption of occupational illness for Hanford workers, similar to 1987 legislation designed to help firefighters.  The vote was 69 to 29.
 

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