Radiation Exposure Compensation Program

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (the Act) offers an apology and monetary compensation to individuals who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases following exposure to radiation released during above-ground atmospheric nuclear weapons tests or as a result of their employment in the
uranium production industry.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.