John Swain, who worked as an operator at the Hanford Site nuclear complex, was in an accident on August 17, 2003, that left him with toxic encephalopathy, reactive airways disease syndrome and neuropathy of the lower extremities. His left eye swells up from time to time when he is exposed to certain common chemicals. He is photographed in his home in Richland, Wash., on Dec. 30, 2015.
John Swain, who worked as an operator at the Hanford Site nuclear complex, was in an accident on August 17, 2003, that left him with toxic encephalopathy, reactive airways disease syndrome and neuropathy of the lower extremities. His left eye swells up from time to time when he is exposed to certain common chemicals. He is photographed in his home in Richland, Wash., on Dec. 30, 2015. Scott Butner McClatchy
John Swain, who worked as an operator at the Hanford Site nuclear complex, was in an accident on August 17, 2003, that left him with toxic encephalopathy, reactive airways disease syndrome and neuropathy of the lower extremities. His left eye swells up from time to time when he is exposed to certain common chemicals. He is photographed in his home in Richland, Wash., on Dec. 30, 2015. Scott Butner McClatchy

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