Radiation Exposure Compensation: Funding to Pay Claims May Be Inadequate to Meet Projected Needs

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "On October 15, 1990, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted providing for payments to individuals who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases presumably as a result of their exposure to radiation released during aboveground nuclear weapons tests or as a result of their employment associated with the uranium mining industry during the Cold War era. The RECA Amendments of 2000 required that GAO report to the Congress on the Department of Justice's administration of RECA not later than 18 months after the enactment ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. April 10, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "On October 15, 1990, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted providing for payments to individuals who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases presumably as a result of their exposure to radiation released during aboveground nuclear weapons tests or as a result of their employment associated with the uranium mining industry during the Cold War era. The RECA Amendments of 2000 required that GAO report to the Congress on the Department of Justice's administration of RECA not later than 18 months after the enactment of the amendments and every 18 months thereafter. GAO originally reported on the status of the program in September 2001. The objectives of this report are to update information on claims processing, payments from the Trust Fund, and administrative expenses."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Radiation Exposure Compensation: Funding to Pay Claims May Be Inadequate to Meet Projected Needs, report, April 10, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293708/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.