Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) applauded the passage of the RECA Extension Act. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted to assist people exposed to radiation from the United States nuclear program development and testing programs during the Cold War.

“As we celebrated the life of Senator Orrin Hatch last week, I am reminded of how hard he worked to establish the RECA program in 1990. While the two-year extension is a step in the right direction, there is still much work that needs to be done to improve the program to support those impacted by failures of the federal government. I am committed to working with my colleagues to make long-overdue improvements for Utah’s uranium miners and downwinders.”

BACKGROUND:

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was set to expire in July of this year. The RECA Extension Act extends the program through May of 2024.

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