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- Senator Wellstone's letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Togo West. Senator Wellstone urges that Atomic Veterans be granted the same considerations as are being granted to nuclear plant workers. "in the absence of exposure records", it is assumed that "workers were exposed to the highest amount of radiation associated with the tasks". The U.S. Government "would compensate certain DOE workers for cancers that would be presumed related to radiation exposure, which include the very same cancers" that Atomic Veteran and advocates have fought for years to have added to the presumptive list of radiation induced medical conditions. The exposures of the nuclear test participants and nuclear plant workers are similiar but their treatment is not.
- Atomic Veteran Certificate. Designed specifically for Atomic Veterans by National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) and is personalized to express each individual Avet's test participation.
OCTOBER 22, 2000
- "Equal Justice for Atomic Veterans" Efforts to have colon, brain & CNS,
and lung cancers added to the list of Presumptive Diseases has long been thwarted. A little-known precedent
has been set for Vietnam Veterans and Nuclear Plant workers which grants them compensation for medical
conditions that are being denied to Atomic Veterans. Your efforts could help put an end to this unequal
treatment of nuclear test participants.
JULY 16, 2000
- The US Veterans Court of Appeals has developed a new pilot program with a search
engine that allows you to search Case Dockets and Court Decisions and Opinions.
**Some mind boggeling numbers appear when you enter the word "radiation" into their search engine.
"The following proclamation was issued by Alaska's Governor Tony Knowles concerning July 16 as a 'Day of
Remembrance'. I ask vets around the country to thank Governor Knowles, himself a military veteran."
Thanks, Terry T. Brady, Alaska State Commander NAAV.
- Executive Proclamation by Tony Knowles, Governor. The wish to have
our Atomic Veterans recognized is often expressed by their families. Please contribute your input and letters
to encourage the annual national recognition of Atomic Veteran sacrifices and casualties. Our representatives need to HEAR how strongly we believe in this deserved acknowledgement.
MAY 25, 2000
- Letter to Atomic Veterans and families from Terry T. Brady,
Alaska Commander NAAV
- President Must Address Veteran's Side of Nuclear Nightmare
A U.S. Newswire release from Al Lance, national commander of the American Legion. He addresses
the ineguities of Atomic Veterans compensation programs versus those included in the
proposed compensation program for nuclear plant workers.
"If medical records are lost, the sick worker gets compensated. If there is uncertainty about
the origin of the cancer, the sick worker gets the benefit of the doubt."
- Nuclear Exposure Compensation Plan Ignores Atomic Veterans
A Disabled American Veterans' news release also covers the same inequalities as noted in the
previous Plant worker compensation program.
"The DAV said the federal government is clearly treating veterans exposed to ionizing
radiation by a different and inequitable standard."
- Information regarding President Clinton's expected announcement of 22 radiogenic diseases
found among nuclear plant workers. (See March, 2000 entries, this page)
Provided by: Wendy Kruger from correspondence she received from Paul J. Seligman, MD, from the
Department of Energy
- "... analysis is under way and will be completed by March 31, 2000....As currently
drafted, this legislation only addresses workers at certain DOE facilities and does not address
workers at the Nevada Test Site". [Or Pacific Proving Ground Site which is often forgotten by
our political leaders.]
- Lane Evans' News Release -- (Includes his website URL)
News Release from Congressman Lane Evans of Illinois, Democratic Leader of the House Veterans
Affairs Committee. He provides an explanation and details of the VA's latest stonewalling tool,
the requirement of veterans to first prove a "well-grounded" claim before a claim will even be
processed. His Bill would clarify and reinforce the VA's duty to assist veterans in developing
- March 11 added the following.
Dr. Bertell's related Senate Veterans Affairs address includes the results of the studies
mentioned in President Clinton's announcement: (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." Dr. Bertell also argues for compensation to the children of Atomic Veterans.
- Chart of UK Atmospheric Nuclear Tests,--lists names, locations,
yields and years.
- Test Reports and Miscellaneous
Gallery of US Tests--An excellent source of individual test histories.
Marshall Island Chronicles--Unclassified documents and chronological histories of
occurances during the Marshall Island tests at Bikini and Enewetak. There are two entries for
- Atomic Veteran Pioneers--Revisions to an existing
entry to include additional information regarding the dedicated efforts of the Atomic Veterans
to gain Justice.
- DNA "Historical ?" Volumes--Nuclear test personnel report
numbers and sources.
- Voices of Spouses and the Next Generation--The addition of this
section is meant to provide a method of contact for those wishing to share experiences.
- Contact your Congressman--A DAV sponsored link to your
Congressional Representatives. Enter your zip code and their names and E-mail links appear.