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  • February 8, 2008

    Beryllium Exposure Warning Arrives Too Late for Contract Workers at Livermore Lab

  • September 14, 2007

    Court of Appeals Hands Down Decision that Beryllium Sensitization May Be a "Current Disease"

  • July 6, 2007

    OSHA Ordered to Release Data on Beryllium

  • January 12, 2007

    Beryllium Uncovered at Former Brush Wellman Site in Lorain, OH

  • November 17, 2006

    Brush Ceramics Granted Beryllium Emission Permit, But Will Be Subject to Monitoring

  • September 22, 2006

    Unprotected Workers Handled Beryllium–Contaminated Equipment at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • August 4, 2006

    Copper–Beryllium Alloy Workers May Be Exposed to Beryllium Through Skin Contact

  • March 3, 2006

    Researchers to Study Beryllium Exposure Among Former Nuclear Metals Plant Workers

  • January 13, 2006

    Brush Wellman To Build New Beryllium Plant

  • September 9, 2005

    Beryllium Worker's Wife Develops Chronic Beryllium Disease

  • July 22, 2005

    OSHA Whistleblower Urges Agency to Release Beryllium Exposure Details

  • December 30, 2004

    Former Workers at Florida Plant to Be Tested for Berylliosis

  • October 29, 2004

    Former Florida Plant Workers Waiting for Compensation for Beryllium Injuries

  • March 12, 2004

    Is It Chronic Beryllium Disease or Sarcoidosis?

  • February 17, 2004

    Ohio Uranium Plant Workers Exposed to Beryllium

  • January 9, 2004

    Environmental Beryllium Exposure Cases Allowed to Proceed

  • October 31, 2003

    Beryllium Claims Mired in Red Tape, GAO Report Says

  • September 26, 2003

    National Nuclear Security Offices in Nevada Contaminated with Beryllium

  • July 25, 2003

    Homes Near Brush Wellman Plant to Be Checked for Beryllium Dust

  • March 21, 2003

    Workers at Uranium Enrichment Plant Exposed to Beryllium


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