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Utah senators, representatives sponsor bill to extend compensation for downwinders

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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Vaughn Lovejoy lights a candle during the second annual Day of Remembrance for Utah Downwinders at the Skaggs Memorial Chapel, First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City on Jan. 27, 2013. Members of Utah’s congressional delegation have sponsored the reauthorization of a bill that compensates Utahns and residents of other states who were exposed to radiation because of nuclear testing, who are often referred to as “downwinders.” In the Senate, Utah Sen. Mike Lee sponsored the bill, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which was co-sponsored by Utah Sen. Mitt Romney....

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