Stanley Athawes, 70, of Newbury, Berkshire, worked at the plant for 26 years and was exposed to radiation 27 times. He died of multiple myeloma. John Couch, a solicitor representing more than 60 Aldermaston workers who claim to have been exposed to radiation, said the verdict established an important link.
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The environmental pressure group Greenpeace hailed as a 'historic breakthrough' an inquest verdict that bone marrow cancer contracted by a former worker at Aldermaston atomic weapons plant was an industrial disease.