Senators seek Flats inquiry
Salazar among 15 who want probe of compensation gap
By Laura Frank, Rocky Mountain News
June 5, 2007
Fifteen U.S. senators, including Colorado’s Ken Salazar, called Monday for a congressional hearing into why sick nuclear weapons workers are facing delays and other problems in getting federal compensation.
Also Monday, another group of senators sent a letter to two federal departments that run the aid program, complaining that the departments have underfunded it. This has caused “unacceptable” delays in compensating “Cold War heroes” who helped build the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, the letter said.