Energy workers are given the facility of no-cost healthcare service if, unfortunately, they get exposed to the radioactive materials. If anyone in your family or you works in a nuclear plant or plants where the radioactive materials are here and there threatening to cause an accident any time, then you belong to the energy workers compensation program to avail the free medical treatment.
It’s the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) which was formed to reimburse energy workers who’re ill because of getting exposed to radioactive rays or materials during the course of the employment. It was done by the DOE, the Department of Energy. But as this has been a Federal Program, the employee’s illness has to be linked with the several illnesses that are caused by the radioactive rays as well as materials. Apart from that if they’re suffering from any other illness, the government is not going to compensate them.
Chernobyl was an instance of how drastically the radioactive rays can destroy a whole city. The workers in the firm were the worst sufferers of the Ukrainian nuclear plant disaster back in the 90’s. The effect of the nuclear reactor blast was so terrible that immediately the radiation got spread killing many employees. That’s why later on, the governments of many countries using the nuclear reactors have come forth to stand by the employees by providing them with proper and free medical treatment similar to the US government did under the EEOICPA.
According to the rule, if any energy plant employee is identified to be suffering from any diseases that can only cause by a radioactive exposure whether in the form of skin burn, cancers of various kinds from lymphomas to breast cancers or that of skin- then also they healthcare services will be free.