Planned Southern Utah Downwind Compensation Meetings

The Radiation Exposure Education and Screening Program clinic at St. George’s Regional Hospital is offering five briefings this month for those affected by radiation testing in Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

RESEP focuses on more than 60,000 people, known as Downwinders, who were exposed to radiation at test sites during the 1950s and 1960s. There is a law known as Radiation Exposure Compensation Act that will expire in July 2022, according to a press release from Intermountain Healthcare.

Those eligible for RECA will be able to find out more about the compensation to which they are entitled and the start of the process thanks to these public meetings.

Eligible cancers:

  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Lymphomas, other than Hodgkin
  • Primary cancers of:

Pharynx, small intestine, salivary gland, brain, stomach, bladder, colon, thyroid, pancreas, female or male breast, esophagus, bile ducts, liver, gallbladder, lung and ovary.

Dates and places:

  • Tuesday October 19: Enterprise City Office, 375 So. 200 E., from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20: Parowan Public Library, 16 South Main, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20: Cedar City Public Library, 303 N. 100 E., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21: Beaver City Office, 30 W. 300 N., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21: Minersville Public Library, 40 West Main, 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information on RESEP, visit https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/st-george-regional-hospital/medical-services/cancer-care/cancer-detection/radiation-exposure-screening.

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