This afternoon, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will bring up his amendment for a full U.S. Senate vote, extending the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to include victims of Manhattan Project contamination in the St. Louis region.
Remarks will be livestreamed here.
WHO: Senator Josh Hawley
WHAT: Vote on Senator Hawley's amendment to the NDAA, support for victims of nuclear contamination in the STL region
WHEN: Today, July 27, 2023 at approximately 4:00 pm ET
WHERE: U.S. Senate Chamber
Senator Hawley's amendment would:
- Extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to cover victims of improperly stored Manhattan Project waste in St. Louis, MO.
- Provide RECA compensation to those living in particular geographic areas who suffer from diseases associated with long-term exposure to radiation.
- Help make right a government-caused environmental and health disaster that has impacted Missourians over the last 80 years.