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The Act delegated authority to the Attorney General to establish Laborer - Under Exposure and make determinations regarding whether claims satisfy statutory eligibility criteria. The United States conducted nearly atmospheric nuclear weapons development tests from to These suits were dismissed by the appellate courts. Congress responded by devising a program allowing partial restitution to individuals who developed serious illnesses after exposure to radiation released during the atmospheric nuclear Peu Importe - Des Gens Comme Vous Et Moi - Des Gens Comme Vous Et Moi or after employment in the uranium industry: the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was passed on October 5, The Act presents an apology and monetary compensation to individuals Laborer - Under Exposure contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases:.
This unique statute was designed to serve as an expeditious, low-cost alternative to litigation. Significantly, RECA does not require claimants to establish causation. Rather, claimants Laborer - Under Exposure for compensation by establishing Laborer - Under Exposure diagnosis of a listed compensable disease after working or residing in a designated location for a specific period of time. RECA establishes lump sum compensation awards for individuals who contracted specified diseases in three defined populations:.
The Act defines specific eligibility criteria within these three broad areas of application:. The dates of coverage are from January 1,through December 31, The Act requires the employee to have worked in a covered uranium mine for at least one year, or have been exposed to 40 or more working level months of radiation while employed in a uranium mine, during this covered period.
Alternatively, an employee may have worked in a covered uranium mill, or in the transport of uranium or vanadium-uranium ore from a mine or mill, for at least one year during the covered period. To be eligible for compensation, a claimant must establish both uranium industry employment that meets these statutory requirements and a subsequent diagnosis of a specified compensable disease.
A claimant must establish both participation onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device and a Laborer - Under Exposure diagnosis of a specified compensable disease. A claimant must establish physical presence in the Downwinder area for two years during the period beginning on January 21,and ending on October 31,or for the entire period beginning on June 30,and ending on July 31,and a subsequent diagnosis of a specified compensable disease.
The U. The DOJ promulgated regulations for carrying out the program that permit use of existing records so claims can be resolved reliably, objectively, and non-adversarially, with little administrative cost to either the individual filing the RECA claim or the United States government. The initial regulations were updated in and revised on March 23, Although residents of the Four Corners Region Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona have filed the majority of RECA claims, the program has awarded compensation to individuals residing in each state, as well as several foreign countries.
The claimant population includes many Native American tribes. The Program has also visited more than a dozen reservations to meet with tribal leaders and assist members filing RECA claims.
Inter-Agency Radiation Network Today, the RECA Program is at the center of a broad inter-agency network that comprises the comprehensive federal radiation compensation system. Part 79, will be interpreted to include same-sex spouses. All spouses, regardless of gender, must establish their eligibility to file a Laborer - Under Exposure as set forth in 28 C. In light of the Federal Circuit Court decision in Hackwell v. United States, F. Accordingly, attorneys who represent clients under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act may receive reimbursement for expenses and costs related to the claim, in addition to the statutory attorney fee.
It has been the Department's practice Laborer - Under Exposure permit claimants to combine periods of employment as miners, millers, and ore transporters to meet the statutory one-year duration of employment requirement. For all three categories of uranium workers mining, milling, and ore transportingthe Act specifies six common diseases: primary cancer of the lung, fibrosis of the lung, pulmonary fibrosis, cor pulmonale related to fibrosis of the lung, silicosis, and pneumoconiosis.
For millers and ore transporters but not minersthe Act specifies two additional compensable diseases: primary renal cancer and chronic renal disease including nephritis and kidney tubal tissue injury.
Request a RECA claim form to be mailed to you. Please allow weeks for delivery. Select the form you would like to Over The Hills And Far Away - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin Studio Collection from the choices below.
Wait for the form to fully download before attempting to print. The files are relatively large, so they may take a few moments to download. Once the form has fully downloaded, it may be printed and filled out. Forms submitted for approval must have an original signature. Although the program makes an effort to return documents in a timely manner, there is a significant backlog. If you would like to expedite the return of your records, please contact Vera Burnett- Powell at or Vera.
Burnett-Powell usdoj. Program Summary The United States conducted nearly atmospheric nuclear weapons development tests from to The Act Laborer - Under Exposure an apology and monetary compensation to individuals who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases: following their exposure to radiation released during the atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, or following their occupational exposure to radiation while employed in the uranium industry during the Cold War arsenal buildup.
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