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Nuclear Workers Sue Over ‘Creeping Chernobyl’ in Ohio (1)

Sept. 4, 2020, 3:17 PM; Updated: Sept. 4, 2020, 5:49 PM

Companies including Lockheed Martin Corp. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recklessly and negligently operated a nuclear site in Ohio that poisoned nuclear workers and contaminated the environment, according to a class complaint filed in an Ohio federal court.

The defendants not only showed a lack of concern for safety, but they tried to hide information about criminal operations at the site in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The lawsuit’s claims stem from operations at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion...

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