How the U.S. Government poisoned its own people and continues to refuse to pay the bill
PSR is committed to advocating for the unknowing, unwilling, and uncompensated victims of the Cold War. They have been harmed, and their genes carry this burden through their family for generations. Although the U.S. Government has admitted that radiation exposure causes cancer and that it holds responsibility for these people’s lives, for decades, victims have watched as family members, friends, and veterans have passed away while fighting for justice. Many still desperately need support.
The existing RECA legislation is set to lapse in 2024, leaving many left out in the cold. This is a crucial moment in their fight for justice. The Senate recently passed amendments to legislation that will see RECA extended and expanded to help those who desperately need it. However, to come into force it must remain in the National Defense Authorization Act through a process of negotiation, known as conference, with the House. This is why it is so important that you write to your representatives and fight for the justice these people deserve.
Democrat and Republican lawmakers join forces to say: “Expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act”
Democrat and Republican Senators and Representatives joined forces for a remarkable September 20 press event to express bipartisan support for expanding and extending the protections offered by the Radiation Exposure…
The RECA Amendments of 2023 Act seeks to extend RECA for an additional 19 years and expand eligibility for victims of radiation exposure.
July 16th marked the anniversary of the Trinity Test. 78 years ago, at 5:29 am at the Los Alamos testing site, ‘Gadget’ was successfully detonated and the nuclear age was born.
New Bill Seeks Justice for U.S. Communities Harmed by Radiation Exposure at the hands of the U.S. Government
The reintroduced bill seeks to extend and expand a program that compensates victims of the nuclear weapons development and testing.