Thursday, October 15, 2009

Radiation Survivors Group To Meet Saturday

Radiation Survivors Group To Meet Saturday

Guam- On Saturday October 17 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, the non-profit organization of Pacific Association for Radiation Survivors (PARS) will be holding their general membership meeting at the Tamuning Community Senior Citizen Center.

The members of PARS continue to laboriously lobby Congress to include Guam in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Program which would make those suffering from illness resulting from radiation exposure eligible for compensation and medical care.

Based upon scientific evidence presented before a federal panel of scientists with the National Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences concluded that, “As a result of its analysis, the committee concludes that Guam did receive measureable fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific. Residents of Guam during that period should be eligible for compensation under RECA in a way similar to that of persons considered to be downwinders.”

The PARS General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Tamuning Senior Center from 11 am to 2 pm. A donation of $20.00 is requested to help assist the association and the endeavor.

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