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Info for persons affected by atmospheric nuclear testingWhen 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.
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.
U.S. Department of Energy
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.
Ask them to send the complete roster of names of your military unit too.
To learn 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 Vegas, Nevada.
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.
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 compensation.
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.
Presumptive Diseases Radiogenic diseases listed below qualify for disability compensation. They include these cancers:
- 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 Compensation Program:
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.
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.
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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.
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