There Was Death in the Milk

Maybe in fish too, according to a new study of long-ago radiation releases from the nuclear reservation in Hanford, Wash.

Growing up in Moses Lake, Wash., Vicki Skipper suffered stomach cramps that continued even after her family moved to Connecticut in 1962, when she was eight. Later, she reports, "I got swollen glands under my arms, and I had my thyroid removed, and they never figured out what it was. I always thought it was from the plant, but I could never prove it." A federally sponsored panel of scientists and medical experts last week, however, indicated that her suspicions -- and those of thousands of others who, from the late 1940s until well into the 1960s, lived in eight Washington...

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