National Day of Remembrance Honors Nuclear Workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited its partners, stakeholders, and the public to join in honoring the National Day of Remembrance, Oct. 30, 2009, for the U.S. uranium and nuclear weapons workers who served their country during the Cold War Era. 

“The National Day of Remembrance reminds us of the pivotal role that thousands of men and women, all across the United States, played in our national defense after World War II,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “We join with our fellow citizens to honor these Cold War heroes on the National Day of Remembrance, and we also take this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our duties under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

 October 30 was recognized nationwide at many sites, and by many agencies and organizations, including NIOSH, as the designation of a National Day of Remembrance honoring nuclear workers, uranium miners, and those who served in creating our country’s nuclear deterrent. For more information and to read the NIOSH anouncment.