In the early 1940s, the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn., employed thousands girls right out of high school. They realized that their work was top secret, but they had no idea of the role the Manhattan Project would play in helping to end World War
A whistleblower's ordeal: Exposed to radiation, then fired
Nuclear workers benefits under attack
How many ‘Calutron Girls’ worked at the Oak Ridge nuclear plant?
Fighting cancer, Smitty relied on Jesus and morphine
The U.S. government has compensated over 52,000 nuclear workers illnesses related to radiation exposure, but the process is complicated. Deaths resulting from exposure while working at the plants and the compensation process for survivors begs the
Just like 54,005 other nuclear workers who have tried to get help from the federal government after getting sick, George "Smitty" Anderson Jr., of Augusta, Ga., never got a penny. He relied on Jesus and morphine to help fight his multiple myeloma.
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 a
As the federal government increases spending on nuclear weapons, health and retirement benefits are potential cost-cutting casualties. At the Pantex nuclear plant in the Texas Panhandle, 1,100 unionized workers went on strike to fight the threaten
Ralph Stanton and 15 other nuclear workers were exposed to airborne plutonium oxide in an accident at the Idaho National Laboratory in 2011. He is one of more than 186,000 nuclear workers who have been exposed to recordable levels of radiation on
The U.S. military has had a presence on the island of Okinawa since 1945. Long after the end of World War II, the small island has continued to be a strategic position for the United States and its allies, and a dispute has raged for more than 20
CIA Director Mike Pompeo gave an opening statement during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State on April 12, 2018 in which he described who he was and what he hoped to do if he took on the new role.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that this year will be his last one in Congress, and that he will retire in January. He said he counts his time as speaker as one of the two "greatest honors of my life."