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It’s easier now for Hanford workers to access worker compensation benefits, thanks to a federal judge who ruled against the U.S Department of Justice.

The DOJ previously asked to overturn Washington law. This ruling means the Hanford workers compensation law which went into effect in 2018 will stay in place.

Before this law, the workers had the responsibility of proving illnesses were work-related, but now this is presumed.

Source: Former Hanford worker reacts to federal ruling | News | nbcrightnow.com