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Utah Rep. Ben McAdams Calls for Expansion of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

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By Connor Richards | Daily Herald | Jul 6, 2020

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U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, called on Congress on Monday to amend a 1990 law that provides compensation to those who have been exposed to nuclear radiation to expand coverage to include the entire state of Utah.

The Utah congressman held a press conference in West Valley City on the 58-year anniversary of the “Sedan” underground nuclear test in Nevada, a 104-kiloton blast shot 635 feet below the Earth’s surface.

To put that in perspective, McAdams told press conference attendees, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, was only 15 kilotons.

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