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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she helped pass a Senate Resolution designating October 30, 2009 a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.

 “So many Americans served this nation by building our nuclear defenses including the men and women at Hanford in Washington state, and they deserve to be honored,” said Senator Murray. “These dedicated workers paid a high price for their service, and many have developed disabling or fatal illnesses as a result of hazards that are unique to the production and testing of nuclear weapons. I am proud that the Senate designated October 30, 2009 as a national day of remembrance for American nuclear weapons program.”

Senator Murray co-sponsored Senate Resolution 151, which was adopted by unanimous consent yesterday.