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Fact Sheet

January 01, 2020

Learn more about the TBDC and our recommendations for RECA.

Report

February 01, 2017

Discussions surrounding the status of RECA since its inception have focused heavily on the financial and economic benefits (and disadvantages) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Constitutional and Specialized Tort Litigation section. The value of the Act has not been explored in terms of public health. In Fall 2015, the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) began work with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (NMHEP), an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to research the impact that an amended RECA would have on the public health of New Mexicans. A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) relies on various data sources, prioritizing stakeholder feedback, to demonstrate how a policy or program, like RECA, would impact the health of the affected communities and makes recommendations to mitigate health risks within the decision-making processes.

NM Congressional Delegates Request Extension

January 24, 2017

Senator Tom Udall, Representative Ben Ray Lujan, Representative Steve Pearce, Senator Martin Heinrich, and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham letter to Office of Management and Budget and National Institutes of Health to request an extension period for comments regarding the NCI study.

National Cancer Institute Study Information

January 24, 2017

TBDC received this document, "Supporting Statement A" for the "Study to Estimate Radiation Doses and Cancer Risk from Radioactive Fallout from the Trinity Nuclear Test." TBDC responded to the document. You can find our comments below.

TBDC Comments to NCI Study

January 24, 2017

TBDC's response to the NCI study can be downloaded here. These comments are referenced in the HIA Report.

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