LEGISLATIVE ADDRESSES BY VETERAN ADVOCATES:
MR. BRADY'S LETTER (Submitted by Andy Hawkinson)
Letter written and presented to Senate Veteran Affairs Committee by Mr. Brady, Legislative Advisor for NAAV and developer of the dosimeter. He tells of his personal experiences as a health physicist involved in the development of dose reconstructions. The same dose reconstructions which are presently used by the (DNA) DSWP to determine Atomic Veterans radiation exposures. Mr. Brady explains why he questions the methods used for dose reconstruction and why he believes them to be erroneous.
ADDRESS (Submitted by Andy Hawkinson)
Address presented by Mr. Violante, National Legislative Director for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in which he presents statistics showing the numbers of VA claims filed for residuals of radiation exposure and the numbers resulting in awards.
DR. ROSALIE BERTELL
"THE NEED TO RECOGNIZE NON-CANCER ILLNESSES AS RADIATION RELATED FOR VETERANS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN RADIATION-RISK ACTIVITY, AND CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DEFORMITIES IN THEIR OFFSPRING."
Statement of Dr. Rosalie Bertell:
Address presented to the U. S. Senate Veteran Affairs Committee.
Dr. Rosalie Bertell is a biometrician with a 30 year history of work in the area of health effects of radiation exposure and epidemiological studies.
The results of the following studies mentioned in President Clinton's announcement are included; (Oak Ridge);(Hanford);(Savannah River);(Rocky Flats); plus (Sellafield,UK);
"One can only conclude that it is direct fault of the Atomic Bomb research itself which is being used to deny medical care to the veterans in their legitimate claims resulting from low dose exposures.
There is no scientific basis in the atomic bomb research for denying medical care for radiation related injury to veterans whose calculated doses of radiation are below some arbitrary cut off...Therefore it is a foolish and inhumane policy to use prepared dose reconstructions, at considerable cost, in order to deny those claims."
SENATOR ROCKEFELLER'S STUDY PRESENTATION:
As Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Rockefeller chaired a study of the
experimental use of U.S. military members during DOD efforts to develop military weaponry. The
effects of radiation and other toxic elements are enumerated. The "Nuremberg Code" and ways in
which this code was violated is a part of this study.