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Hanford: Plutonium-Contaminated Plant


Hanford will miss deadline to tear down plutonium-contaminated plant Hanford – “the most toxic place in America,” “an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen,” is in the news again this month after a project to dismantle a plutonium-contaminated plant was delayed. The reasons for the delays include inclement weather and “improvements to better protect workers,” one […]

EEOICPA Dose Reconstruction Meeting

Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health meeting in Naperville, IL March 22, 2017 | The following is taken from the transcript of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health meeting in Naperville, IL. We hope to develop issues such as these in order to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act […]

Verifying Employment for Employees of Allied Technology Group (ATG) for Remedial Action Project at Weldon Springs Plant, Formerly Mallinckrodt

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by Patrick Dwyer One of the EEOICPA requirements to verify employment (site presence) at any Department of Energy (DOE) facility is proof of a contract. The contract is between the affected workers’ employer and one of three entities—either the main contractor, a DOE facility subcontractor, or the DOE itself. For instance, we represented someone who […]

Uranium Miller Benefits under RECA and EEOICPA

Uranium mill workers (millers) are entitled to compensation for kidney cancer and kidney disfunction – this is an important distinction between uranium miners and uranium mill workers. Beyond that, the compensation is very similar: $100,000 through the U.S. Department of Justice as well as an additional $50,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor. The miller […]

Downwinder Benefits Under RECA

Downwinders receive compensation if they can show that they were present downwind of the Nevada Test Site in a certain geographic area in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona and for a specific minimum duration. This area includes specific counties within those states. The time period is 2 years during the period of January 21st, 1951 through […]

RECA Claims: Illnesses Covered for On-Site Participants and Downwinders


If you, your parent (step-parent), or your grandparent worked as a uranium miller, miner, or transporter and developed a condition related to uranium exposure then you are eligible to apply for compensation under RECA’s program for uranium miners, millers, or transporters. RECA Claims & Covered Illnesses A number of illnesses are covered under the Radiation […]

Nevada Test Site On-site Participant Benefits Under RECA

On-site participants are those individuals who were in the military and were present for a test of a nuclear weapon. Most of these claims were in the military, but some civilians were also present as employees of the Department of Defense. Those civilian employees also receive compensation. The compensation available to those who can show […]

EEOICPA: Claims for Wage Loss


Wage Loss Claims: EEOICPA Wage-loss claims are an important piece of Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). For claims involving wage-loss under EEOICPA, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) looks at the amount that the worker was making prior to the diagnosis of their accepted condition. The claims examiner […]

Benefits Available to Workers and Residents Affected by the Nuclear Weapons Industry

  At Stephens & Stephens, we handle Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims which include Uranium Miner claims, Uranium Miller claims, and Uranium Transporter claims. They also include Onsite Participant claims for those who were present at the test of a nuclear weapon, and Downwinders, those people who were downwind of the Nevada Test Site […]