I want to thank Maria Cantwell publicly for her integrity. I have contacted many county employees who fail to ever return my calls and lose my letters. Maria Cantwell contacted me within days of my e-mail to her. My father worked at Hanford and died of cancer, having worked there less than a year. He had a full check-up prior to his employment at Hanford and was given a clean bill of health. Maria works tirelessly to address the issues in Washington state, but found time to help me and my family with our NIOSH case. She contacted the Department of Labor regarding our three-year-old claim. Thank you, Maria.