Nuclear Care Partners will host a free resource workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 21 at the Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road.
The workshop is for the 30,000 or more former Atomics International, Canoga De Soto and Santa Susana Area IV workers in the area.
The event is designed to help the former workers access federal benefits they’ve earned to compensate for their exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals during their work on behalf of the United States defense industry.
All former nuclear workers can attend the workshop free of charge.
Workers will learn how to file a successful claim with the Department of Labor. They’ll also find out why claims are denied.
The class will also instruct ex-atomic workers on when they should ask about home care and how Department of Labor home care compares to services offered by Medicare.
Since 1945, more than 600,000 men and women have served in over 360 nuclear weapons facilities throughout the United States. Many of these workers developed debilitating, and sometimes fatal, illnesses due to radiation and toxic chemicals exposure.
For more information, call (209) 597-0887.