Downwinders of US atomic bomb blasts on the US mainland and in the Pacific, as well uranium miners, drillers, and workers involved in 'clean up' after the blasts, have suffered for decades due to US Cold War activities, but many of these communities have not been compensated for their medical expenses. Only some downwinders received health compensation through the 1990 Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Uranium miners, workers, and cleanup workers also deserve compensation for their sacrifices.
RECA expires in July 2022. It must be renewed, extended until 2045, and expanded to cover the medical expenses of all atomic blast downwinders and workers before it expires.
H.R.5338/S.2798, the Radiation Exposure and Compensation Act (RECA), extends compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act until 2045 and expands 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 as to uranium miners/workers who started working in the uranium mining industry after 1971.
Atomic Cleanup Vets (National)
Downwinders Inc (UT)
Idaho Downwinders (ID)
National Association of Atomic Veterans (National)