Introduce Downwinders Compensation Act of 2019
U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) are seeking justice for northern Arizonans and southern Nevadans exposed to nuclear fallout and radiation during Cold War-era government testing.
Under current law, people suffering from cancer and other serious medical conditions as a result of nuclear radiation exposure who were residing in Mohave County, AZ and Clark County, NV at the time of the exposure are ineligible to receive the partial reparations they are due because of arbitrary boundary lines.
This week, McSally introduced an amendment to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act that would remove those arbitrary boundary lines and allow Mohave County, AZ and Clark County, NV citizens affected to get the reparations entitled to them.
“Arizonans’ health should never have been compromised as a result of this government testing,” Sen. McSally said. “Victims suffering as a result of this radiation exposure are entitled to compensation, and this amendment will allow them to access that compensation.”
“Nevadans exposed to years of dangerous, radioactive activity ought to be fully compensated for the medical complications they suffered as a result of the federal government’s testing of nuclear weapons during the Cold-War,” said Sen. Rosen (D-NV). “This bipartisan legislation would do just that by reimbursing Nevadans and Arizonans who were wrongfully burdened as a result of this injustice.”
Read the full bill text HERE.