RECA: Downwinders

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Claims Assistance
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMS BY DOWNWINDERS ($50,000)

  1. Physical presence at any place within the “affected area” downwind of the Nevada Test Site (NTS); i.e.: (a) Utah (Counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Washington, Wayne); (b) Nevada (Counties of Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine, portions of Clark (Townships 13-16 at Ranges 63-71)); or Arizona (Counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Yavapai, area north of the Grand Canyon (the northern portion of Mojave County, or “Arizona Strip”));
  2. Exposure: Must have been physically present (resided or worked) within the “affected area” for at least two (2) years between Jan. 21, 1951 and Oct. 31, 1958, or for the entire continuous period between June 30 and July 31, 1962; and
  3. Written medical documentation that you thereafter developed a specified compensable disease: Leukemia other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia, provided onset was at least 2 years after first exposure to fallout; or the following diseases, provided onset was at least 5 years after first exposure: Multiple Myeloma, Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s Disease), Primary Cancer of the: Thyroid, Male or female breast, Esophagus, Stomach, Pharynx, Small intestine, Pancreas, Bile Ducts, Gall Bladder, Salivary Gland, Urinary Bladder, Brain, Colon, Ovary, Liver (provided there is no indication of the presence of hepatitis B or cirrhosis), or Lung