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  • Resep Clinic Holds Public Meetings in ST.George and Cedar City
    by Terri Draper, Southwest Region Communications Director
    Published - 02/16/17 - 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    CEDAR CITY / ST GEORGE, Utah - The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program at Dixie Regional Medical Center will hold public informational meetings.

    The first meeting will be held in the Cedar City Hospital Boardroom from 6pm -7pm on February 22.

    The second meeting will be held in the Select Health Auditorium, 1424 E. Foremaster Drive in St. George from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on March 1.

    Information will be presented about the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and possible compensation available to “Downwinders” in the area.

    The term Downwinder is used to describe the more than 60,000 people who were exposed to radioactive fallout in southern Utah and eastern Nevada during the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.

    Cancers that qualify under RECA include leukemia (but NOT chronic lymphocytic leukemia), multiple myeloma, lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s), and primary cancers of the pharynx, small intestine, salivary gland, brain, stomach, urinary tract/bladder, colon, thyroid, pancreas, breast, esophagus, bile ducts, liver, gall bladder, lung, and ovary.

    All local residents are welcome to attend.
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