Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

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Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Extended for Downwinders – Sharlot Hall Museum

On June 7, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Extension Act of 2022. This act extends federal assistance for two years to “Downwinders”—residents of northern Arizona, southern Utah, and southern Nevada who were exposed to radiation carried by wind from nuclear testing at the Nevada Testing Site between

Downwinders

The End of an Era? Downwinders and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

On July 9, 2022, the federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) will be coming to an end. This act, passed by Congress in 1990, provided for compensation to “Downwinders,” residents of northern Arizona, southern Utah, and southern Nevada who were exposed to radiation carried by wind from nuclear testing at the Nevada Testing Site between

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Mohave County, Navajo officials push to broaden ‘downwinder’ coverage

Federal law has long compensated residents who lived downwind from open-air nuclear test sites in the 1950s and 1960s, including many in northern Arizona – but not residents in most of Mohave County. County Supervisor Jean Bishop, who has seen her family and neighbors racked by cancers, told a House committee Wednesday that this is

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