Local fair being held for former plant workers

Staff Report

Nuclear Care Partners is hosting a local resource fair for former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers and their families.

The resource fair will take place on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Plumbers & Pipefitters 577 Union Hall on 1236 Gallia Street in Portsmouth.

Presentations from renown experts will take place at the event including a presentation from Al Frowiss Jr., of Atomic Workers Advocacy Group, presenting on EEOICPA filing issues at 9:00 a.m.; Dr. Manuta, of Manuta Chemical Consulting, presenting on chemical exposure at 10:00 a.m.; and a special recognition ceremony will follow, to show appreciation for local physicians and organizations that advocate for former Portsmouth Gaseous Plant Workers.

Starting at 11:00 a.m. informational booths will be open and include a variety of resources such as information from the Department of Labor, free health screening checks, home health information, and other senior resources. An atomic worker’s advocacy group will be present to answer questions regarding filling paperwork with the Department of Labor, survivor benefits, as well as adding health conditions to existing DOE cards.

“There are many former workers in this community of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant that don’t know about the monetary and health benefits they qualify for,” said Bruce Anderson, Community Outreach Manager at Nuclear Care Partners. “This resource fair is to help connect those former workers and their families to resources, get a free health check-up, and answer any questions they might have about their benefits.”

The event is free to the community with the sponsorship of Nuclear Care Partners. For more information about the event, please call 740-400-0011.

Staff Report