Call and write your U.S. Congressmember:

Vote to pass the House Version of S. 3853, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has compensated people who were exposed to radioactivity from the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, along with some workers participating in atmospheric testing and uranium miners. Congress failed to reauthorize it last December, so it is slated to expire this July.

A new bill that would renew and expand RECA has passed the U.S. senate!

Senate Bill 3853 extends RECA for 6 years! A big bonus is that new sites have been added!

Sponsored by Senators Hawley (R-MO), Luján (D-NM), and Crapo (R-ID), S. 3853 would offer first-time compensation to communities impacted by the atomic bomb test in New Mexico, as well as residents of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Guam. It also would cover areas of Nevada, Utah and Arizona not currently covered by RECA and include additional uranium workers.


Contact information is available, using your zipcode, at this link: Find Your Representative.  Tell them how important it is to pass RECA, the Radiation and Exposure Compensation Act. The U.S. must not sacrifice its people in the name of defense.

If RECA is passed, it could be amended to add people living outside the Portsmouth Nuclear Site at Piketon, Ohio. Tell your representative that it is important to add Ohio to RECA, now or in the future. A study by epidemiologist Jospeh Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project shows Pike County to have the highest cancer rates of any county in Ohio.