Arizona Senators Martha McSally and Krysten Sinema introduced the Downwinders Compensation Act of 2019 in order to deliver reparations for those who are suffering from cancer after Cold War-era nuclear radiation.
The amendment would be attached to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which a press release states has “arbitrary boundary lines” preventing citizens from Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada from getting their entitled reparations.
“Arizonan’s health should never have been compromised as a result of this government testing,” McSally said. “Victims suffering as a result of this radiation exposure are entitled to compensation, and this amendment will allow them to access that compensation.”
The amendment was introduced this week and is also supported by Nevada Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen.