NEW JERSEY: Radiation

There was no doubt that slim, dark, 30-year-old Dorothy L. Burns was desperately ill. But what had caused her chest pains, coughing spasms, and the slow fibrous degeneration of both lungs?

Last week, in a suit filed in New Jersey's Federal Court, she told what she thought ailed her. In 1942, said Miss Burns, she had gone to work in Westinghouse's Bloomfield (N.J.) plant, and had been assigned to a laboratory job. Almost four years later, she learned she had been working on one of the minor processes in the development of the...

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