SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THE UNKNOWING, UNWILLING, AND UNCOMPENSATED, INNOCENT VICTIMS OF THE JULY 16, 1945, TRINITY TEST IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
Health Impact Assessment 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.