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Pacific radiation survivors lobbying U.S. Congress for compensation

The program would make those suffering from illnesses resulting from radiation exposure eligible for compensation and medical care. “Guam did receive measurable fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific

Pacific radiation survivors to hold meeting Sunday Pacific Daily News • news@guampdn.com • October 15, 2010  The Pacific Association for Radiation Survivors, a nonprofit organization, will be holding its general membership meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tamuning Senior Citizens Center.

The members of the group lobby Congress to include Guam in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Program, a press release from Sen. Ben Pangelinan’s office stated.

The program would make those suffering from illnesses resulting from radiation exposure eligible for compensation and medical care. “Guam did receive measurable fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific. Residents of Guam during that period should be eligible for compensation under RECA in a way similar to persons considered to be “downwinders,” the release stated, citing research presented to the National Academy of Science and National Research Council. Pangelinan is seeking re-election

Pacific radiation survivors to hold meeting Sunday | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News

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