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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:19 AM

Guam included in Radiation Exposure Compensation Act expansion bill



Guam is among the new jurisdictions that would be eligible for radiation exposure compensation under a U.S. Senate bill that proposes to widen the eligibility requirements for health benefit claims.

The territory’s inclusion in the proposed Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2019—filed by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)— marks progress in Guam’s advocates’ longstanding battle for extension of compensation to local residents exposed to radiation during U.S. Pacific nuclear testing from 1946 to 1962.

Also included the amendment bill are Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.

The bill would increase compensation and widen eligibility requirements for victims denied government help for more than 50 year for health problems relating to cancer caused by radioactive fallout from nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s.

Read more: https://pacificnewscenter.com/guam-included-in-reca-expansion-bill/

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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:04 AM

1. I lived in Guam 59-60. Can I get compensation? My dad was in the AF.

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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:08 AM

2. It never hurts to try.

The worst that they can say is no.

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