TABLE 2.4 Comparison of United States Radiation Exposure Compensation Programs

Properties

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA 1990)

Veterans Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Veterans Compensation Act (1984) and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (REVCA 1988)

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA 2000)

Legislation/Dates

Public Law 101-426, October 1990; PL 101-510, PL 106-246, July 2000; PL107-107, December, 2001; PL 107-273, November, 2002

Public Law 98-542, January 1984; PL 100-321, May 1988; and PL 102-578, January 1992

PL106-398, October 30, 2000; PL 108-375, October 28, 2004

Administration

Department of Justice

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Labor, Energy and Health and Human Services

Specified Diseases

Depending on populations, diseases of leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia), cancer of the brain, bile duct, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, lung, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, ovary, pancreas, pharynx, renal cancer, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, thyroid, urinary bladder, and chronic renal disease, cor pulmonale, pneumoconiosis, pulmonary fibrosis, fibrosis of the lung, silicosis

Presumptive Diseases: leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia), cancer of the bile ducts, bone, brain, breast, bronchioloalveolar, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, small intestine, liver, lung, lymphomas (except Hodgkin’s disease), multiple myeloma, ovary, pancreas, pharynx, thyroid, salivary glands, stomach, cancer of the urinary track (kidneys, renal pelvis, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra. VA regulations cover a few additional conditions for medical-care access

Non-Presumptive Disease: “VA regulations define all cancers as possibly caused by radiation.a Other non-malignant conditions might be caused by radiation. These conditions include, posterior subcapsular cataracts; non-malignant thyroid nodular disease; parathyroid adenoma; and tumors of the brain and central nervous system.”b

A specified disease, as that term is defined in section 4(b)(2) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, including diseases of leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia), cancer of the brain, bile duct, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, lung, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, ovary, pancreas, pharynx, renal cancer, salivary gland, small intestine, stomach, thyroid, urinary bladder, and chronic renal disease, cor pulmonale, pneumoconiosis, pulmonary fibrosis, fibrosis of the lung, silicosis; also chronic beryllium disease



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