HR 1490

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1490

To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 12, 2011

Mr. LUJAN (for himself, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. MATHESON, Mr. POLIS, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MARKEY, and Mr. HEINRICH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF FUND.

SEC. 4. CLAIMS RELATING TO ATMOSPHERIC TESTING.

`(aa) for a period of at least 1 year during the period beginning on June 30, 1946, and ending on August 19, 1958; or

`(bb) for the period beginning on April 25, 1962, and ending on November 5, 1962; or'; or

SEC. 5. CLAIMS RELATING TO URANIUM MINING.

SEC. 6. EXPANSION OF USE OF AFFIDAVITS IN DETERMINATION OF CLAIMS; REGULATIONS.

SEC. 7. LIMITATION ON CLAIMS.

SEC. 8. ATTORNEY FEES.

SEC. 9. GRANT PROGRAM ON EPIDEMIOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF URANIUM MINING AND MILLING.

SEC. 10. ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

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