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First payouts in $375 million Rocky Flats nuclear plant settlement on the way to residents
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Residents downwind of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant might have their settlement money in the mail by the end of October, a lawyer said Monday. Approval from a federal judge is required before the roughly 7,500 plaintiffs awaiting the money will receive the first of two installments, said Merrill Davidoff, a Philadelphia lawyer whose firm is administering claims .