Dorothy Purley, USA
1999 in Los Alamos
Dorothy Purley worked as a truck driver from 1975 to 1982 in the uranium mill of what was then the largest uranium opencast mine in the United States. She and many others were diagnosed with cancer. Dorothy Purley has since taken care of the claims of radiated victims, developed educational material for local schools, informed the tribal leaders of various Native American nations about long-term consequences.