Monday, July 14, 2008

Results of local exhumation case may reach across U.S.

As forensic pathologists study the remains of Pauline Sulava after her untimely death more than 40 years ago, some wonder if the exhumation will yield enough evidence for survivors to file a claim with the government to collect $150,000 or more.

According to government officials, the Sulava case is the first known exhumation of a former nuclear worker to prove a work-related illness to collect from the federal compensation program for former workers of atomic weapons employers.

Other survivors could follow suit across the country.

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