The Cold-War is long over, but sick workers who built weapons at nuclear facilities across the country–including the now defunct Rocky Flats plant–are still awaiting compensation claims they say the government owes them. Many have died while waiting on the federal program that handles the claims. Now two senators with family ties are pledging reforms. From KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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