RECA Requirements for Claims by Uranium Industry Workers

Department of Justice: $100,000

ATTENTION: Uranium Miners, Millers & Ore Transporters

Did you mine uranium between 1942-1971 and were you diagnosed with with a lung illness such as lung cancer, silicosis, pneumoconiosis, cor pulmonale, or pulmonary fibrosis? If so, then you may be entitled to compensation of up to $100K from the Department of Justice as well as up to $300K from other programs. Contact our counsel at 1-800-548-4494 or fill out our free claim evaluation. We can still offer help if you’ve already filed, even if your claim was denied!

  • The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated there to be at least 4,000 sites throughout the U.S. that conducted uranium mining and related activities.
  • The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a federal government program that was signed into law in 1990 to compensate former uranium miners and their families for having been unknowingly exposed to radiation while working at a uranium mine.
  • As of April 2018 the government has approved a total of 34,372 claims and distributed over $2 billion in compensation.

ACT SOON: This program will end on July 9th, 2022.

Uranium Miners

  1. Employment at any time between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971 in an aboveground or underground uranium mine located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and/or Texas.
  2. Exposure: Were 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 (between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971).
  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).

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: Were a miller who worked for at least one (1) year in a mill(s) during the relevant time period (between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971).
  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 or mill (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: Were an ore transporter who worked for at least one (1) year during the relevant time period (between Jan. 1, 1942 and Dec. 31, 1971).
  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).

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