Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP)
In 1990 Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to provide compensation to people who were diagnosed with certain cancers and other serious illnesses as a direct result of aboveground nuclear testing or working in the uranium mining industry.
RECA provides fixed payments in the following amounts:
- $50,000 for Downwinders
- $75,000 for Onsite Participants
- $100,000 for Uranium Miners, Uranium Millers, and Ore Transporters
In 2000 RECA was amended to expand the medical screening and education of downwinders, onsite participants, and former uranium workers. The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) was created.
Nevada RESEP offers free assistance with completing RECA claims. We can provide you with the correct claim form, help with requesting medical documents, and review your claim before submitting to the Department of Justice.