Feds urged to expand fallout compensation
By Joe Bauman
Deseret Morning News
A congressman from Utah and one from Idaho have taken the first step that may result in expansion of federal fallout compensation.
Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, have written to the House Judiciary Committee, requesting a hearing on possible expansion of coverage of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. The measure was amended in July 2000, but they believe it may not be adequate in light of recent scientific studies.