Fighting for Justice: The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

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.

Latest RECA News & Actions

Help PSR convince Congress to support radiation victims

A crucial vote will happen soon in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hanging in the balance: justice for communities impacted by the nuclear weapons enterprise.

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RECA advocates converge on Capitol Hill

In the struggle to expand and extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act within this session of Congress, we have now reached the 11th hour. 

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RECA extension and expansion await the U.S. House of Representatives

PSR urges the House to vote to expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act prior to June 7, when the existing RECA program expires altogether.

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Urge your U.S. Representative: Support RECA!

The fate of RECA extension and expansion is now in the hands of the House of Representatives, where a vote is expected soon. Contact your member of Congress today!

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