Latest Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Stories

2010-03-08 14:35:00

Program Will Include Paid Internship Program for Students WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced a new internship program that will employ students part-time to conduct intensive outreach efforts with Native Americans and their families whose work in the uranium industry during the Cold War benefited the United States but exposed them to radiation and may entitle them to compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). The...

2009-05-28 05:00:00

House expected to pass companion resolution recognizing sacrifices made by nuclear weapons and uranium workers who risked their lives serving their country during the Cold War DENVER, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution designating October 30, 2009, a national day of remembrance for uranium and nuclear weapons workers who served their country during the Cold War Era. The House is expected to pass a companion resolution. Cold War Patriots, a...

2009-01-16 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has paid more than $4.5 billion to 48,072 individuals under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees who became ill as a result of working in the atomic weapons industry. "We got this program up and running in eight months by July 31, 2001, and I'm very proud that the department has...

2008-08-11 21:00:52

By Kathy Kellogg West Valley Demonstration Project employees and former employees have been comparing notes as they help each other obtain cash settlements under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1990. What they have learned is unsettling. Most of the 15 members of the organization, dubbed the West Valley Nuclear Compensation Group, who met Friday in Concord Town Hall for only the second time, have either been treated for cancer, have recently been diagnosed with it or have lost...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters - or their survivors - can learn if they are eligible for medical benefits and compensation at a just-announced meeting to be held Tuesday. Thousands of Coloradans mined uranium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons, for the nation's defense during the Cold War. The uranium mines were scattered across the state, but most mines and mills were on the Western Slope. The U.S. Department of Labor will meet at noon Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel in...

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