Iowa CUs Help Cancer Victims To ManageFunds

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DES MOINES, Iowa - (08/23/05) Representatives from the Iowa CreditUnion Foundation and the Iowa league are offering guidance toformer Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) employees who will soonreceive money because they developed cancer. The league andfoundation were among several state and private agencies invited bySen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to offer information about consumerprotection and finances. Also on hand were representatives of theIowa securities bureau, the Iowa attorney general's office, IowaState University Extension, and the Iowa Bar Association. TheDepartment of Energy and Atomic Energy Commission built nuclearweapons components at the 19,000-acre IAAP in Burlington, Iowa,during the Cold War. Congress and the Department of Health andHuman Services recently approved automatic $150,000 payments toworkers.

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