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EEOICPA videos: Intro to the EEOICPA (video 1)

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EEOICPA videos: Intro to the EEOICPA (video 1)

In our continuing efforts to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) both more accessible and more understandable, we have created a series of short videos in which Hugh Stephens explains the Act itself, along with the various finer points that must be taken into consideration in order to be successfully compensated under the Act.

Above, in the first video of the series,  Hugh introduces the EEOICPA, speaks about the types of facilities that are were involved in the atomic weapons manufacturing process and what kind of benefits workers at those facilities might be eligible for under the EEOICPA. Hugh explains the Act and what it might mean for former workers at facilities that produced atomic weapons for the Manhattan Project and Cold War efforts in unsafe conditions and are now suffering with various forms of cancer. Hugh also explains the process whereby such illnesses may be compensated under the EEOICPA. He then describes the  different types of illness or condition that are addressed by the Act, specifically cancer, chronic beryllium diease and beryllium sensitivity, and silicosis. Finally, he explains how NIOSH (the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) goes about determining the probablity that a worker’s cancer or other condition was caused by their exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals at an atomic weapons manufacturing facility.

This video and the rest of the series can also be viewed on Youtube by clicking here.

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