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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