Compensating ill nuclear workers topic of meetings

Meetings related to a program to compensate ill nuclear workers are planned Tuesday through Thursday in Richland.

The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health will be discussing matters related to the compensation of workers who developed cancer after exposure to radiation.

Meetings start each day at 8:15 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 480 Columbia Point. Thursday's meeting will last only a half day.

Program updates are set from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and a public comment period is at 5 p.m. Most of the day will be devoted to discussing matters related to sites other than Hanford.

Wednesday, an update on Hanford is set from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. before a 5 p.m. public comment period. Thursday, an update on the status of special exposure cohort petitions, is set from 11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Times may vary if the board and representatives from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are ahead of or behind schedule.