22 Apr Did you or someone you know work for a uranium mine, mill, or atomic weapons plant?

Current/former workers and surviving family members may qualify for compensation and/or medical benefits. 

Join Atomic Resource Coalition and Critical Nurse Staffing, LLC for an informational meeting regarding benefits under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (“RECA”) and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (“EEOICPA”) as well as… FREE BINGO!

Thursday, May 17 @ 3pm

Zion Bank Downstairs Meeting Room

330 South Main Street

Moab, UT 84532


As a non-profit organization, all of ARC’s services are provided at NO COST. For more information or claim assistance over the phone, contact us at 844-686-8355

What can ARC do for me?

  • Help file new/refile denied RECA and EEOICPA claims
  • Help gather medical and employment records for claims
  • Provide medical screening and/or impairment rating reminders
  • Provide guidance for medical expense and wage loss reimbursement
  • Deliver updates about the RECA/EEOICPA


Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

RECA provides lump sum compensation awards for individuals who contracted specified diseases in three defined populations:

  • Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters – $100,000
  • “Onsite participants” at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests – $75,000
  • Individuals who lived downwind of the Nevada Test Site (“downwinders”) – $50,000

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

Part B of the Act covers those who worked for the Department of Energy, an Atomic Weapons Employer or Beryllium Vendor, with radiation-induced cancers, beryllium disease or silicosis.

  • Worker – Medical benefits for covered condition and payment of $150,000
  • Survivor – Payment of $150,000

Part E of the Act covers Department of Energy contractor or subcontractor workers for occupationally induced illnesses caused by toxic substances.

  • Worker – Medical benefits for covered condition and impairment payment up to $250,000
  • Survivor – Base compensation of $125,000 to $175,000 (dependent on wage loss) 




  • Svend A Larsen
    Posted at 16:27h, 11 May Reply

    In 1997 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (Hurthke Cell Carcenoma), a very rare form of cancer. My thyroid cells had to be removed and since then I have had to take thyroid medication daily. From 1957 until 1981 I lived at Laramie, Wyoming, as a faculty member at the University of Wyoming, downwind from the nuclear tests in Nevada. At the time of my thyroid cancer decease it was considered possible to be radiation related, but no further investigation was undertaken.
    I saw the notice regarding the RECA meeting in Moab and felt I should check this matter out. Thank you for your attention to my comment.

    • Sydney Ehmke
      Posted at 12:04h, 03 July Reply

      Hi Svend,

      Thank you for your comment. We are terribly sorry to hear about your fight with thyroid cancer. At the moment, the RECA program only provides benefits to downwinders that lived in specific counties in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. We hope to see this eventually changed and include other states as well – as we know this affected individuals beyond these three states.

      If there are any changes to the program, we will get in contact with you.

  • Joyce H Woodard
    Posted at 00:42h, 09 July Reply

    Where do i send material. To participate in the down winders part. I prepared a packet, sent se eral years ago. Was declined even tho my dad, mom an self all suffered cancer. Dad, metastatic prostate cancer ,bone cancer. Mom, 2 kinds of breadt cancer, myself, 2 kinds of thyroid cancer, 3 bouts of bresst cancer. I retained copies of stuff. Was informed now that we can re sumit information. Thank you gor any help

    • Atomic Resource Coalition
      Posted at 07:30h, 17 July Reply

      Hi Joyce,
      Thank you for your comment. Can you give our office a call sometime? I have a few questions and want to make sure we have everything that is needed in order to refile the claim. I can be reached at 844-686-8355.

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