Linde Air Products, U.C.C. / Praxair, Inc. / Town of Tonawanda, N.Y.

 People still continue to die of cancer that worked there and some have cancer that still work there and are afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs. For the life of me I can't understand why they still let people work there at all. We can't say who for legal reasons, but out of about 800 Union Brothers I worked with, about 300 are dead of cancer or cancer related illnesses to date. That is not even counting the Office workers. They say, NO PROBLEM THERE!!!, but they took a lot of radioactive dirt and buildings down we use to work in and still are. We kill our own people in this country and no one seems to care. My Father worked there and he died 4 hours after turning 65 years old. Nice retirement Ha! I believe in my heart that the gamma radiation he sat over everyday hardened his heart, like being slow cooked in a microwave oven day by day. They say they didn't know. What a lie that is! If any person takes the time and reads the Federal Connection I & II on this web site, they will find in those documents contempt to defraud the public and the workers. No one to date that I worked with or their families have been paid from the Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. It's just a paper war. They hope we all die first.

Update 10/02/2007: [Due to the E.E.O.I.P. some people now have been paid ,but only a few from Linde Air Products Tonawanda, N.Y. and the Army Corps of Engineers is still on site removing car loads of soil.]

Update 12/22/2009: Linde Site News, by The Army Corps of Engineers


Thomas P. Schafer

Local 8-215 O.C.A.W.

Webmaster for F.A.C.T.S., Inc.