US Supreme Court rules that Hanford-worker federal entitlements are discriminatory

In a ruling against Washington state, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a 2018 law — allowing for workers’ compensation for federal contract workers at a decommissioned nuclear facility — is unconstitutional.

The law would’ve made it easier for Hanford site workers to sue the federal government for compensation benefits over illnesses associated with radioactive waste generated at the nuclear facility — one of the first full-scale plutonium production reactors in the world, used in the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.

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The Court invoked the Supremacy Clause, or intergovernmental immunity, in

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