The complex benefit system has been plagued by delays in processing claims. The latest outcry has come from workers of a uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, IL, where 42 workers have died of cancer. Ironically Metropolis was the self-proclaimed hometown of the comic book character, Superman.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report in March 2010 recommending that additional independent oversight should be created. The report found that cases that do not require dose reconstruction take about a year to process, but those that do require it, may take up to 3 year to process.
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