On-Site Participants

What is an On-site Participant?

An “On-Site Participant” refers to individuals who were physically present at or within the official boundaries of specific nuclear test sites during atmospheric nuclear testing. This means that they were directly involved in the preparation, execution, or observation of above-ground nuclear detonations. This group of individuals played a crucial role in the historical testing events, often working on-site or nearby.

On-Site Participants were exposed to radiation and the associated health risks due to their proximity to the nuclear tests, making them eligible for compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

If you or someone you know believes they might qualify as an On-Site Participant and has subsequently developed specific illnesses related to radiation exposure, it’s essential to understand the compensation process and seek the assistance of a qualified attorney who specializes in RECA claims. The RECA program provides financial compensation to individuals who have experienced health issues linked to their involvement in these atmospheric nuclear tests, ensuring they receive the support they deserve.

Who is Eligible for Compensation?

To be eligible for compensation as an onsite participant, an individual must have been physically present onsite, which means above or within the official boundaries of the Nevada, Pacific, Trinity, or South Atlantic Test Sites, at any time during a period of atmospheric nuclear testing. Additionally, the individual must have actively participated during that time in the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.

A payment of $75,000 is available to eligible individuals who later developed one of the following diseases:

  • Leukemia other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s Disease)

Additionally, compensation is provided for the following primary cancers:

  • Thyroid
  • Male or Female Breast
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Pharynx
  • Small intestine
  • Pancreas
  • Bile Ducts
  • Gall Bladder
  • Salivary Gland
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Brain
  • Colon
  • Ovary
  • Liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
  • Lung

If you believe that you or a deceased relative may be eligible for compensation, please contact the Law Offices of Laura J. Taylor at (877) 570-0500 for a free consultation.

On-Site Participants


Laura J. Taylor Turner
Law Offices of Laura J. Taylor, P.L.L.C.
Prescott, Arizona

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