RECA: Uranium Workers

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Claims Assistance
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMS BY URANIUM INDUSTRY WORKERS ($100,000*)
(uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters)

Uranium Miners:

  1. Employment at any time between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971 in an aboveground or underground uranium mine(s) located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and/or Texas**;
  2. Exposure: Was a miner exposed to forty (40) or more Working Level Months (WLMs) of radiation (see 42 U.S.C. § 2210 note, § 5(b)), or worked for at least one (1) year*** in a mine(s), during the relevant time period (i.e., between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971); and
  3. Written medical documentation (see 42 U.S.C. § 2210 note, §§ 5(b)(5), 5(c)) that you thereafter developed any of the following compensable diseases: Primary Lung Cancer (including in situ lung cancers) or Nonmalignant Respiratory Disease (i.e., Fibrosis of the lung, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cor pulmonale related to fibrosis of the lung, Silicosis, or Pneumoconiosis)

Uranium Millers:

  1. Employment at any time between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971 in a uranium mill(s) located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and/or Texas**
  2. Exposure: Was a miller who worked for at least one (1) year*** in a mill(s) during the relevant time period (i.e., between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971); and
  3. Written medical documentation (see 42 U.S.C. § 2210 note, §§ 5(b)(5), 5(c)) that you thereafter developed any of the following compensable diseases: Primary Lung Cancer (including in situ lung cancers), Primary Renal Cancer, Chronic Renal Disease (including nephritis and kidney tubal tissue injury), or Nonmalignant Respiratory Disease (i.e., Fibrosis of the lung, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cor pulmonale related to fibrosis of the lung, Silicosis, or Pneumoconiosis)

Uranium Ore Transporters:

  1. Employment at any time between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971 in the transport of uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore by truck, rail, or barge, from a mine(s) or mill(s) (or buying station, “upgrader,” “concentrator” facility, or pilot plant) located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and/or Texas**
  2. Exposure: Was an ore transporter who worked for at least one (1) year*** during the relevant time period (i.e., between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971); and
  3. Written medical documentation (see 42 U.S.C. § 2210 note, §§ 5(b)(5), 5(c)) that you thereafter developed any of the following compensable diseases: Primary Lung Cancer (including in situ lung cancers), Primary Renal Cancer, Chronic Renal Disease (including nephritis and kidney tubal tissue injury), or Nonmalignant Respiratory Disease (i.e., Fibrosis of the lung, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cor pulmonale related to fibrosis of the lung, Silicosis, or Pneumoconiosis)