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Oak Ridge Workers File Asbestos Lawsuit

Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on May 16, 2012 in Asbestos

Six Oak Ridge cleanup workers have filed a lawsuit against a number of government contractors including BNFL Inc. seeking compensation for unprotected exposure to asbestos, PCBs and other hazards. BNFL Inc., now doing business as TSB FA Nuclear Services Inc., headed a multi-year cleanup project at the Department of Energy's K-25 plant in 2000-2001. During the project workers dismantled and decontaminated 3 uranium-enrichment facilities at the Oak Ridge site.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the six plaintiffs worked as independent contractors for R & R Electric Corp., a subcontractor that was involved in the demolition of condensers at the site.

The workers claim that they were told that the condensers did not contain asbestos and other hazardous materials. Contractors repeatedly denied knowledge that the equipment contained asbestos; the lawsuit states that the Department of Energy had manuals confirming that the condensers did contain asbestos and that BNFL had access to these manuals.

The lawsuit is seeking unspecified compensation for pain and suffering, increased risk of cancer and other diseases. The lawyer for the plaintiffs claims that they have suffered from medical problems due to the exposures at the Oak Ridge site.

If you or a loved one has developed an occupational disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Greg Coleman Law to discuss your legal options with an experienced abestos exposure attorney in Knoxville. Our attorneys and staff have the knowledge and experience to handle workplace injury claims.

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