Saúde dos trabalhadores que participaram do projeto Manhatan volta a ser discutida após lançamento do filme Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan’s summer movie blockbuster Oppenheimer focuses on the eccentric yet charismatic physicist, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. Dr. Oppenheimer was appointed by General Leslie Groves to direct our country’s WWII mission to build an atomic bomb. The movie stars many scientists-turned-celebrities, such as Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Neils Bohr, Edward Teller, and Ernest Lawrence. The movie also features the tens of thousands of Americans who played a central role in our nation’s nuclear weapons program. Those workers continue those efforts today—their efforts, not without sacrifice.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted in 2000. This Act aids in compensating individuals (or their survivors) who developed cancer while doing their jobs at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility or an atomic weapons employer facility. The NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support is responsible for assessing work related radiation exposure for those workers who worked at these facilities. Several EEOICPA-covered facilities are highlighted in Oppenheimer, as described below:
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