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Are Railroad Workers Contracting A Variety of Cancers From Past Exposure to Radioactive Cargo on Railroads?

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My railroad injury attorney-partner, Richard N. Shapiro, posted a library article covering railroad workers developing cancers (lung, brain, colon, blood and others) after prolonged workplace exposures to radioactive/radiation substances (uranium or plutonium contaminated scrap metal and wastes).  He relates the curernt results of various subpoenas and Freedom of Information Act requests.
This is a real eye opening article for railroad workers that may suspect they were exposed to radioactive substances while handling freight for their railroad employer, and the article links to some internal memos of the DOE and state agencies confirming uranium contamination or even plutonium contamination.

The article is entitled:  Railroad Workers (Engineer/Conductors/Switchman) Developing Variety of Cancers From Exposure to Radioactive Cargo on Railroad-Review of the Facts

Rick previously co-authored a book length treatise article on the Railroad Health & Safety in 1999, now published in the nation's law libraries.

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About the Editors: Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border. Lawyers with the firm practice primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handle injury law cases, including car, truck and railroad accidents, medical negligence cases, and more. The firm’s website is hsinjurylaw.com. Lawyers with Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan also edit the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and have compiled a video library covering many FAQs on personal injury subjects. The firm’s lawyers are licensed in VA, NC, SC, WV, DC and KY.

Randy E. Appleton
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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