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Pat Hoover and Susan Cundiff: Hanford watchdog needed to ensure accountability

Where did you grow up? The answer to that question has been the most significant information in my (Patricia Hoover’s) medical history.


Hanford offers sent to hundreds

A law firm representing several nuclear contractors has sent confidential settlement offers to hundreds of plaintiffs exposed to radiation from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during World War II and the …


Groups: Hanford study underpredicted levels

A $27 million government study to estimate radiation doses received by the public from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s weapons factories is being called into question by other scientific organizations and …


DOE offers to settle claims

The U.S. Department of Energy has tentatively agreed to settle the claims of 139 people with thyroid disease – the largest settlement so far in a massive civil suit brought …


U.S. settles with some Hanford downwinders

The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to settle the claims of 139 people with thyroid disease — the largest settlement so far in a massive civil suit brought by …


Hanford downwinder succumbs to illness

Deborah Clark, who was among those suing Hanford contractors over her thyroid cancer, has died.


Plaintiffs’ lawyers decry Hanford payment offers

Sparks flew in U.S. District Court in Spokane Wednesday over settlement offers to 234 people with thyroid cancer who were exposed to radiation from Hanford in the early rush to …


Hanford radiation plaintiff near death

A woman suing Hanford contractors over her thyroid cancer, whose request for an expedited federal trial was denied last year by a Spokane judge, lies near death in a Longview, …


Hanford downwinder Clark moved to hospice care

A woman suing Hanford contractors over her thyroid cancer, whose request for an expedited federal trial was denied last year by a Spokane judge, lies near death in a Longview, …


Deputies say deaths may be suicides

The Chattaroy couple found dead in a trailer home Friday tried to commit suicide in mid-October by overdosing on medication, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said. The …


Hastened downwinder trial denied

A judge today denied a sick woman’s motion for an expedited trial in the long-running Hanford “downwinders” lawsuits. U.S. District Court Judge William F. Nielsen said he sympathized with plaintiff …


Judge denies sick woman’s motion for speedy trial

A judge today denied a sick woman’s motion for an expedited trial in the long-running Hanford “downwinders” lawsuits.


Sick downwinder seeks trial

With the fingers of her right hand, Deborah Clark presses firmly on a gaping surgical hole in her neck. It’s the only way she can speak. The words that emerge …


More Hanford downwinder claims going to trial

More Hanford downwinders could be going to trial to have their claims heard in a 19-year-old case.


Hanford contractors ready to settle

For the first time in the protracted Hanford downwinders lawsuit, the lead lawyer for government contractors said Tuesday his companies are ready to offer cash settlements to a few of …


Settlements being readied for some downwinders

For the first time in the protracted Hanford downwinders lawsuit, the lead lawyer for government contractors said Tuesday his companies are ready to offer cash settlements to a few of …


Ruling may clear way for Hanford payout

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractors in the massive downwinders lawsuit, raising hopes for a legal settlement for as many as 2,000 radiation-exposed …


Ruling backs downwinders

A major ruling Friday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for 1,000 to 2,000 Hanford “downwinders” to sue Hanford contractors for radiation damages.


New downwinder trials ordered

Three of six “bellwether” plaintiffs in a massive lawsuit over the health impact of radioactive emissions from Hanford during nuclear weapons production will get new trials and a fourth will …


Verdict may help downwinders

The half-billion dollar Valentine’s Day federal jury verdict in the Rocky Flats nuclear contamination case puts more pressure on the government to settle its remaining cases, including the big Hanford …


Jury rejects Rhodes’ lawsuit

A federal jury on Wednesday rejected the claims of Shannon Rhodes, a Coeur d’Alene woman who said she was exposed as a child on the Palouse to clouds of radiation …


Hanford witness faced lawsuit

A doctor testifying for Hanford contractors that people exposed to low doses of radiation from the nuclear facility are unlikely to get thyroid cancer was sued for unethical conduct in …


Hanford workers’ comp claims will get federal review

YAKIMA – A federal institute has agreed to review workers’ compensation benefits available to former weapons workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., requested the review …


Downwinder has burden of proof, defense lawyer says

Shannon Rhodes of Coeur d’Alene has a rare form of thyroid cancer that was not caused by radioactive contamination from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the 1940s, a lawyer for …


Downwinder expected to die within 2 years

The federal jury empaneled Monday in a retrial for Hanford downwinder Shannon Rhodes was told her aggressive thyroid cancer cannot be stopped and she is expected to die within two …


Stakes are high as downwinder’s trial gets started

Shannon Rhodes of Coeur d’Alene, a farm child from Colfax, Wash., who was exposed to dangerous airborne radiation from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the 1940s and later developed thyroid …


Hanford verdict upsets lead juror

Justice was not served in the recent Hanford downwinders’ trial when the jury deadlocked over a Coeur d’Alene woman whose thyroid cancer returned aggressively during the trial without the jury’s …


Hanford illness claims split jury

Six Inland Northwest residents received a split decision Thursday in the long-running legal battle over the health effects of the federal government’s nuclear weapons program. But it’s uncertain how that …


Hanford downwinder case goes to jury

After nearly two days of arguments by attorneys on whether doctors or scientists are more believable, the case of six Washington residents who say they were injured by radiation from …


Hanford companies deny radiation impact

Companies that ran the nuclear weapons production at Hanford are trying to deny their radiation made people sick much the way the tobacco industry denied smoking caused lung cancer, attorneys …