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Info for persons affected by atmospheric nuclear testing
When the atmospheric nuclear testing ended in 1963, no medical follow-up was ever conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission
or Department of Defense. There was never any government-sponsored medical surveillance of its "atomic test subjects," nor
any attempt on the part of the government to contact those who participated in the atomic tests and alert them to the fact
their health was potentially at risk.
U. S. MILITARY PERSONNEL CAN OBTAIN PROOF OF PARTICIPATION
The U. S. Department of Energy (DoE) in
Las Vegas, Nevada has copies of the Film Badge Radiation Exposure History for persons who participated in nuclear tests, send
for your film badge history today to obtain proof you were present at a nuclear test/tests.
Requests for Radiation Exposure Histories can be made by completing the form NV-192
U.S. Department of Energy
Attn: Dosimetry Research Project, M/S CF401
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521
Phone: (702) 295-3521 Fax: (702) 295-1624
Request the Radiation Exposure Film Badge History form NV-192, you will also need the Privacy Act Form, request both forms. If the person exposed to radiation is deceased, surviving family members may file a claim, they will need to sign an "Affidavit of Surviving Relative Form." Download the forms from this web site below in a PDF format.
Form NV-192 ||||| Surviving Relative Affidavit
Ask them to send the complete roster of names of your military unit too.
YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION PROGRAM. Persons who may be eligible are: Onsite
Participant The Act specifies a payment of $75,000 --- Downwinder The Act specifies a payment of $50,000 ---
Ore Transporter The Act specifies a payment of $100,000 --- Uranium Miner The Act specifies a payment of
$100,000 --- Uranium Miller The Act specifies a payment of $100,000
The purpose of this web site is to provide information to Atomic Veterans and others who were exposed to harmful nuclear
radiation. Links and addresses are provided within this page where persons can locate their military records or to order
forms for filing claims. A list of presumptive Radiogenic diseases associated with radioactive exposure covered by Law is
Many Laws have been passed to aid Atomic Veterans and others who were exposed to radiation and have experienced adverse
health problems because of exposure to radiation.
The U.S. Department of Justice funds the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and has millions of dollars to provide payment
to persons who have become ill or died as the result of radiation exposure. All claimants must qualify for the RECA
Follow these three simple steps.
NOTE: DO NOT FILE YOUR CLAIM WITH THE VA
- Contact the U. S. Department of Justice and request the forms for compensation, they service the Radiation Exposure
Compensation Act. If you file with the Veterans Administration you will be filing with the wrong Agency.
Free call to obtain claim forms from DoJ: Ph: 1-800-729-7327
- Contact the U. S. Department of Energy (Bechtel Nevada) in Las Vegas, Nevada and request your Radiation Exposure Film
Badge History so you can prove you were in the nuclear tests, the names of all nuclear test participants are kept on file at
Request the Radiation Exposure Film Badge History form NV-192, you will also need the Privacy Act Form, request both
forms. When you receive the forms from Las Vegas, fill them out completely and return them to the DoE Las Vegas address, you
should receive your Radiation Exposure Film Badge History in a few weeks.
Phone and Fax for Bechtel Nevada -- Ph: (702) 295-1628 -- Fax: (702) 295-1624
Note: You may be disappointed when you finally receive your film badge history (guesstimate), it will be very low,
usually about .05 REM (Radiation Equivalent in Man) - standardized unit for measuring the biological damage caused by
different types of radiation. Low film badge history data sent from Las Vegas is to discourage victims of nuclear testing
from filing their claim.
The good news is that your name will appear on the form showing you were indeed present at a nuclear test or tests.
- After you receive the forms from the DoJ and from Las Vegas, fill out and submit all forms to the U. S. Department of
Justice. It would also be helpful to have your Doctor or Attorney attach an affidavit stating that it's their opinion the
health problem of the person affected was caused by radiation exposure at a U. S. nuclear test site.
This web site furnishes all the information you need to file a claim with the DoJ but it's up to you to follow through, we
can't do it for you, if you need more help, have your attorney or a veterans organization assist you with your claim.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATOMIC VETERANS
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
Atomic Veterans, Onsite Participants and others may be eligible for compensation
The RECA Act specifies a payment of $75,000 to individuals who participated onsite in a test involving the atmospheric
detonation of a nuclear device, and later developed a specified compensable disease.
Persons who qualify are: Atomic Veteran, Onsite Participant, Downwinder, Uranium Mine Employee, Ore Transporter, Uranium
TO OBTAIN CLAIM FORMS CALL: 1-800-729-7327
NOTE: In the event the Atomic Veteran is deceased, family members may file a claim. There
is no time limit after the death of an Atomic Veteran that would prevent family members to file.
The Forms for Compensation and the Guide Books, list all diseases covered by various laws, call the phone number below today
and have the free packett sent to you. This is the Toll Free telephone number for the U.S. Department of Justice Nuclear
Veterans Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, there is no charge for the forms. Call this number today, the phone
line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call this Number: 1-800-729-7327
U. S. FALLOUT MAP
Map from Richard Miller's excellent book "Under The Cloud"
Areas of the
continental United States crossed by more than one nuclear cloud during the atmospheric atomic tests.
The atomic blasts of the 1950s and 1960s illuminated the Southwestern deserts, shattering windows in Las Vegas, and hurled billowing clouds of radioactive dust. For many years these clouds drifted across America poisoning animals and people in Utah and searing the boot soles of troops on maneuvers just yards from ground zero.
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U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ST. LOUIS MISSOURI --- NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER, ST. LOUIS,
This archival holding area contains useful records on radioactive fallout from United States nuclear testing. Subject files of the Army and Air Force are stored in this facility.
The St. Louis center holds Army Chemical
Corps records on U.S. nuclear testing, including papers on development of radioactivity detecting equipment and names of
individuals participating in U.S. nuclear testing. The records span the 1940s and 1950s.
CONTACT MR. WILLIAM SEIBERT, TO OBTAIN COPIES OF YOUR RECORDS.
William Seibert, Archivist
National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 263-7216
Click Here to download the
printable SF-180 form in a PDF format to request your military records from the National Military Personnel Records Center In
St. Louis, Missouri, the form also includes instructions and information on how to fill out the form.
Editor's Note: I wrote to William Seibert at the National Military Personnel Records Center asking him to check on my
records, I received a reply that my service records were evidently among the records burned in the 1973 fire, so it may be a
waste of time and effort to write this address.
HOW TO LOCATE YOUR FILM BADGE RECORDS IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Bechtel Nevada has copies of the film badge data of persons involved in nuclear testing at various test locations, the
film badge data was not burned in the 1973 fire at the National Military Personnel Records
Great Fire Excuse
|THE GREAT FIRE EXCUSE|
more about the 1973 fire that destroyed our military service records at the National Military Personnel Records Center, you
can Click This
Link to read the complete fire story. The film badge records for ALL nuclear test participants are kept in Las
With the information listed below you can obtain your film badge data in Las Vegas Nevada, then you can prove you were
present at a nuclear test and exposed to radiation. Bechtel Nevada in Las Vegas has the radiation film badge data for Atomic
Veterans who were present at the Pacific and Nevada atomic tests. Bechtel Nevada, is under contract with the Department of
Energy and is the government's repository for the majority of dosimetry records related to U.S. nuclear testing. Request
Bechtel Nevada to send you the information that pertains to you.
Request the "Radiation Exposure History" and The "Privacy Act Form NV-192." After you receive the forms, fill them out and
return them to Bechtel Nevada. Be sure to also request all the information they have listed about you, especially the Form
For Recording Film Badge Issue And Processing Results and also the Form For Recording Film Badge Issue And Processing Results
--Equipment. Make sure you tell them which atomic test you were in, your military unit or organization and the date you were
exposed to radiation.
U.S. Department of Energy
Attn: Dosimetry Research Project, M/S CF401
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521
Phone: (702) 295-1628 Fax: (702) 295-1624
When you receive this information, then you can prove you were in the nuclear tests. Wait to send in the forms for
compensation to the U.S. Department of Justice, until you have the information from Las Vegas.
MERCURY, NEVADA - THE U. S. ATOMIC TEST FACILITY
70 miles Northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada
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IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO PERSONS AFFECTED BY NUCLEAR RADIATION:
If you or a family member were exposed to radiation during the atmospheric nuclear tests programs, you may wish to call and
request the CLAIM FORMS and GUIDE BOOKS from The United States Department of Justice, you may qualify for radiation
In 1988, Congress established a presumption of service connection for 13 different cancers in veterans exposed to ionizing
radiation. Later changes brought the number to 16. Under provisions of the Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act (Pub.
L. 100-321), veterans are presumed to be service connected if they participated in a radiation-risk activity and later
developed one of the following diseases: leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia), cancer of the thyroid, breast,
pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, salivary gland, or urinary tract, multiple
myeloma, lymphomas (except Hodgkin's disease), primary cancer of the liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated),
or bronchiolo-aveolar carcinoma, many more diseases have been added recently.
Radiogenic diseases listed below qualify for disability compensation. They include these
- leukemia (except chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
- multiple myeloma
- lymphomas (except Hodgkin's disease)
- liver (unless cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
- small intestine
- bile ducts
- gall bladder
- urinary tract
- salivary gland
Veterans exposed to radiation during their military service and diagnosed with cancer of the bone, brain, colon, lung, or
ovary will have an easier time applying for and receiving compensation for their illnesses if proposed changes to VA
regulations are approved.
Former VA Acting Secretary Hershel W. Gober proposed adding these cancers to the list of illnesses presumed to be connected
to the military service of "Atomic Veterans," thereby lessening their burden of proof when seeking compensation. Contact the
U.S. Department of Justice listed below for more information or to order the Claims Forms.
The GUIDE BOOKS list all diseases covered by various laws, call the phone number below today and have the free packett sent
to you. This is the Toll Free telephone number for the U.S. Department of Justice Nuclear Veterans Radiation Exposure
The U.S. Department of Justice is required by law to protect your Civil Rights, The DoJ also is
required to process and fund the Nuclear Veterans Radiation Exposure Compensation Program. If you or a loved one has been
exposed to harmful radiation contact the DoJ, their phone number is listed below.
DIAL THIS PHONE NUMBER TO OBTAIN FORMS: 1-800-729-7327
NOTE: Victims of nuclear testing can download the forms for compensation online. Persons who qualify are: Atomic Veteran,
Onsite Participant, Downwinder, Uranium Mine Employee, Ore Transporter, Uranium Mill Employee.
KILLING OUR OWN The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation
CLICK THIS LINK To download claims forms for compensation online from the Department of Justice Web Site.
CLICK THIS LINK To read June 2005 press release and information from the Defense Nuclear Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for Atomic Veterans.
CLICK THIS LINK VA’s Ionizing Radiation Registry Free Health Exam alerts Veterans to possible long term health problems concerning radiation exposed Veterans during "The Cold War."
CLICK HERE Department Of Veterans Affairs -- Diseases Associated with Ionizing Radiation Exposure --- Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for any disease that VA recognizes as related to radiation exposure during service. Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who died as the result of diseases related to radiation exposure during service may be eligible for survivors' benefits.
CHECK OUT SOME PHOTOS TAKEN AT FT. CAMPBELL, KY
The First Battalion of the 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky was the first military unit to be sent to the Navada Atomic Test facility in late 1951. There would be 883 personnel involved in the testing of seven atomic bombs and would be the world's first "atomic warfare maneuver." Code Name for this series of atomic tests was named "Operation Buster Jangle." CLICK TO VIEW ATOMIC PHOTO PAGE
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