dose and PC/AS. This outcome is due to the large uncertainties in the dose estimates, which generally depend on an environmental measurement grid that had a limited number of fallout sampling stations to cover the majority of the United States. If the 50th percentile is chosen as the criterion, compensation would be based on the median value of the PC/AS distribution. As a consequence, the decision to award compensation would not be dominated by the large uncertainties in the measurements.
The committee also reviewed the geographic areas and population groups that RECA now covers for uranium mining, milling, and ore transporting. The committee recommended that the RECA provision allowing states not currently covered for uranium mining to apply for coverage be expanded to include uranium milling and ore transporting as well. The committee evaluated the PC/AS values for uranium miners meeting current RECA eligibility requirements and found that the miners who worked for more than 1 year generally would have PC/ AS values greater than 0.5. The PC/AS values for miners having exposure of 40 WLM would depend heavily on the duration of the exposure.