radiation

Downwinders

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

Medical

‘Next big wave’: Radiation drugs track and kill cancer cells

Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells. Few such drugs are approved now, but the approach may become a new way to treat patients with other hard-to-reach or inoperable cancers. The study tested an emerging class of medicine called radiopharmaceuticals,

Mines

EPA awards $220 million for uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will award contracts worth up to $220 million to three companies for the cleanup of some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Work could start later this year following the completion of assessments for mining sites coordinated between the EPA and the Navajo

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