S. 2633 (100th): Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Jul 12, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
Related Bills
S. 841 (101st) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 1989

H.R. 5022 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 1988


This bill was introduced on July 12, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 12, 1988
Referred to Committee Jul 12, 1988
Full Title

A bill to provide jurisdiction and procedures for claims by individuals for injuries or death due to exposure to radiation from nuclear testing.


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3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)

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Radiation Exposure Compensation Act - Confers jurisdiction upon the United States Claims Court for wrongful death or injury actions brought by individuals alleging radiation exposure from either Federal nuclear testing at the Nevada test site or from employment in uranium mining.
Sets forth procedural guidelines and a maximum damages award for certain claims relating to:
(1) open air nuclear testing; and
(2) uranium mining.
Sets forth a statute of limitations.
Prescribes the maximum percentage which attorneys may receive for services rendered.
Establishes a fine for violations of this prescription.
Provides that insurance claims shall not be affected by the award of damages.
Declares that the United States is liable under this Act to the same extent as a private individual under like circumstances.

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