One of the most well-known series of detonations was “Operation Teapot” in 1955. This series of fourteen explosions produced some of the most iconic mushroom cloud imagery that we associate with nuclear weapons even today.
The Nevada Test is home to a number of underground laboratories and tunnels, such as the U1a Complex (pictured above). Throughout its history, U1a has been the site of subcritical (underground) experiments such as Kismet in 1955. Subcritical experiments are far safer and more environmentally secure than the atmospheric testing, such as “Operation Teapot” of the site’s early days in the 1950s. The last atmospheric test was detonated in 1962. The United States officially ended nuclear weapons testing in 1992. Today, the Nevada Test Site continues to be used for nuclear weapons research and development, including subcritical testing.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program provides benefits authorized by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA or Act).
Hundreds of former Nevada Test Site workers suffer from chronic conditions and illnesses due to their exposure to radioactive substances. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted in 1990 and provides one-time cash benefits to certain persons who participated in atomic weapons testing or lived near the Nevada Test Site during periods of atmospheric (above-ground) atomic weapons testing.
For laborers that meet eligibility criteria, you are entitled to up to $150,000 in healthcare benefits. Trusted Ally is here to help you utilize your benefits and fulfill your in-home care.
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