Silver Belt | Downwinders still eligible for compensation

The U.S. government has extended the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program through June 10, 2024. Lump sum coverage if you have cancer or have lost a family member to cancer and he falls into one of three categories: · Uranium miners, millers, ore transporters ・”On-site participants” in atmospheric nuclear tests · People who lived […]

All downwinders deserve justice from US

In response to the Dec. 29 column “Congress Must Do More With Borrowed Time,” the author misses the broader context of the current legislation extending and extending the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. . His RECA, passed in 1990, excluded far more people than has ever been admitted. We are well aware of how devastating that […]

County Shows Solidarity With Downwinders

Friday, January 27, has been designated as a national day of remembrance for those who worked or lived downwind of nuclear test sites during the Cold War, and those later affected by radiation exposure. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 4 to approve a resolution approving the anniversary. Nuclear testing in […]