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January 02, 2014 11:57 AM

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  • A health inspector's fate: Contamination

    Byron Vaigneur's job as a health supervisor at the Savannah River nuclear weapons plant in South Carolina was to protect workers from the harmful effects of radiation.  But he could not protect himself – he was exposed to plutonium while sitting at his desk in 1975 and developed cancer as a result.