Please support and cosponsor H.R.5338/S.2798, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) as soon as possible to correct an injustice.
Thousands who were immediately downwind of US atomic bomb blasts on the US mainland and in the Pacific and uranium workers--miners, drillers, and others including those who worked to 'clean up' after the blasts have suffered for decades due to US Cold War activities but have not been compensated for their medical expenses. The existing RECA law that passed in 1990 and expires in July 2022 did not cover them.
Please cosponsor this bill to help expand the coverage and extend the law until 2045.
This bill extends compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act until 2045 and extends compensation to deserving victims not included in the original law including downwinders in New Mexico, Idaho, additional parts of Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands as well to uranium miners/workers who started working in the uranium mining industry after 1971.
Please contact Representative Leger-Fernandez (D-NM) or Senator Crapo (R-ID)to cosponsor RECA. The communities that live downwind from nuclear test sites and uranium workers need our support now more than ever and the clock is ticking. Thanks.
▶ First sent on December 7, 2021 by Jessica