Iowa's CUs Offer Help To Ex-Ammunition Workers

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Representatives from the Iowa Credit Union Foundation and the Iowa league are offering guidance to former Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) employees who will soon receive money because they developed cancer. The league and foundation were among several state and private agencies invited by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to offer information about consumer protection and finances. Also on hand were representatives of the Iowa securities bureau, the Iowa attorney general's office, Iowa State University Extension, and the Iowa Bar Association. The Department of Energy and Atomic Energy Commission built nuclear weapons components at the 19,000-acre IAAP in Burlington, Iowa, during the Cold War. Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services recently approved automatic $150,000 payments to workers.

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