A nine month investigation has identified hundreds of sick workers inside the Kansas City DOE Plant and at neighboring offices in the same building that house employees that are not covered by EEOICPA. One of the common messages we’ve heard from sick former workers or their survivors is that they are unaware of screening and compensation programs.
A Town Hall Meeting for KCP is being sponsored by the Office of the Ombudsman for DOL, on Wednesday, October 20th, with formal presentations at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Among the topics of discussion will be sarcoid (an inflammatory disease that may affect many different parts of the body. Small round spots, called granulomas, form in various organs. The spots hinder normal functioning of those organs), and CBD (Chronic beryllium disease or berylliosis, a painful scarring of the lung tissue. Less common than CBD‚ acute (short—term) beryllium disease causes lung inflammation resembling pneumonia.
Who Should Attend?
Members with questions regarding sarcoid and beryllium disease or berylliosis. The meeting location is: IBEW Local 124 Union Hall301 East 103rd TerraceKansas City, MO 64114
If you have any questions regarding the details of the meeting, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman for DOL.
Moriah Ferullo,RPA-C,MPH [mailto:Moriah.Ferullo@hq.doe.gov]Outreach and Communications CoordinatorOffice of Former Worker Screening ProgramsU.S. Department of EnergyRoom 6E 050, HS-151000 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20585202-586-8589
Dr. Laurence Fuortes MD,Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health and Internal Medicine University of Iowa College of Public Health2207 Westlawn Bldg.Iowa City, IA 52242-1009TEL: 319 335 9819 or 866 282 5818FAX 319 353 5649