Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Here and Now"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TOP STORIES
DC Report

Listen
AIR DATE: March 28, 2006

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says Nevada's cold war veterans have been treated unfairly by the U.S. government. He says many workers at the Nevada Test Site were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, but have not been compensated. Reid has introduced legislation to correct this. Reid says other legislation has focused on downwinders - those affected by above ground nuclear testing. But, Reid's measure would specifically help those who worked test sites in Nevada from 1950 to 1993. Congressional correspondent Benjamin Shaw spoke with Senator Reid about his bill.
    comments powered by Disqus
    © 2014 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.