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Radiation survivors closer to compensation

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Pacific Association of Radiation Survivors is one step closer to seeing the compensation they've been waiting for. Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo joined several of her colleagues in introducing an amendment to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which would include Guam as one of the areas previously not covered.

If enacted into law, it would make Guam claimants finally eligible for an equal amount of damages or $150,000. PARS for several years now has been pushing Congress to provide compensation to island residents who were exposed to nuclear fallout from tests conducted during and after World War II.

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