by Jolene Toves
Guam - Efforts to get congressional legislation passed that would include Guam in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program continue. The Pacific Association for Radiation Survivors (PARS) continue to lobby for the inclusion of the territory.
The people of Guam were determined to be eligible recipients since 2005 as the island received measurable fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific. The group will hold a general membership meeting and fundraiser on Sunday at the Tamuning Community Senior Citizen Center from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. The organization is raising money to send one of its members to attend and participate at a public hearing on the RECA bills that are currently pending before the house of representatives and the senate.
Donations are $20.