AG Coalition Advocates for Expanded Benefits for Victims of Radioactive Exposure from US Nuclear Tests

  • A group of 14 Democratic AGs, led by New Mexico AG Raul Torrez, wrote a letter to Congressional leaders emphasizing the need to adopt the Senate-approved bipartisan amendment to the Radioactive Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
  • In the letter, the AGs argue that RECA should be expanded to ensure that a broader set of victims, who suffered due to radioactive exposure from nuclear weapons testing on U.S. soil, receive adequate coverage and benefits.
  • The AGs urge Congress to adopt an amendment to RECA which would cover those “downwind” of the test sites in areas such as New Mexico, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, and Guam.