Tag Archives: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to Investigate Lung Cancer Rates Among Uranium Workers via Mother Jones

What’s happened to 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s mines and processing facilities?  Charles Mandel This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is leading … Continue reading

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People downwind of first atomic blast renew push for U.S. payout via Santa Fe New Mexican

By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated PressMar 24, 2021 Updated Mar 25, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE — In the desert northeast of Las Vegas, Nev., residents living along the Nevada-Arizona border would gather on their front porches for bomb parties or ride horses into the … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation President Nez Testifies On Radiation Exposure Compensation Act via Fronteras

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez testified before the House Judiciary Committee during a discussion of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. About three decades ago, Congress tried to address a growing concern about the health problems caused by uranium exposure during the … Continue reading

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Downwinders continue their fight to educate public on negative effects of atomic bomb testing via Ruidoso News

Members of the Tularosa Downwinders were at the Trinity site off U.S. 380 again this year as it opened for the public to tour the area on White Sands Missile Range where the atomic bomb was tested for use during World War II. […] … Continue reading

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Trinity Bomb downwinders fight for compensation via KOAT Action News

Second and third generation downwinders are battling health affects from overexposure to radiation, experts say ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act offers people who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases from exposure to radiation from nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Former Piketon uranium workers find advocate in Cold War Patriots group via The Columbus Dispatch

Peggy Scott received a flag during one of the Cold War Patriots meetings held in southern Ohio last month, but this wasn’t just any flag. This flag had flown over the Capitol Building on Feb. 17. Her husband, Jim Scott, … Continue reading

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Advocate hopes for Guam survivors of US nuclear bomb tests to receive help via Guam Daily Post

“You know what our decontamination process was back then? They (higher-ups) told us to jump in the ocean to wash ourselves off – that was our decontamination process.” – Robert Celestial, advocate for radiation survivors Radiation compensation advocate Robert Celestial … Continue reading

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Utah exhibit shows nuclear testing’s downwind effects via Seattle Times

By Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A collection of photos, stories and maps showing the downwind effects from nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950s and ’60s opened this week at a University of Utah library. The … Continue reading

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Women Respond to the Manhattan Project via Olivia Fermi

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