Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP)
The Nevada RESEP Project was established to:
This is the first program in the state providing outreach to Nevada citizens affected by the nuclear testing of the 1950s and 1960s. Our goal is to reach every person in the state of Nevada that was directly connected with above-ground nuclear testing and offer them screening and educate them on options that are available.
Under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (passed by Congress in 1990), people directly affected by federal nuclear weapons testing may be eligible for up to $75,000 in compensation. However, navigating the bureaucracy to access those funds can be quite confusing. For that reason, the Nevada RESEP Project Team will provide assistance.
To be eligible for the screening, Nevada citizens must have direct ties
to above-ground nuclear testing whether it be as an employee at the test
site or a resident in a downwind county. Those eligible can call (702)
992-6887 or email email@example.com.
Onsite participants : Individuals present onsite at Nevada Test Site (NTS) during atmospheric nuclear testing (prior to 1963)
Downwinders : Individuals who were physically present in one of the affected areas downwind of the Nevada Test Site. Had to be present in a qualifying area for a minimum of two years between January 21, 1951 and October 31, 1958 or present continually from June 30, 1962 and July 31, 1962
Nevada qualifying counties include: Eureka Lander Lincoln Nye White Pine Northeast Clark County (Mesquite, Bunkerville, Warm Springs, Moapa, Riverside, Logandale, Overton)
Nevada RESEP Project