A dwindling corps of atomic veterans are fighting for recognition and benefits coverage as live subjects in atomic testing. They are veterans like 87-year-old Richard Simpson, of Hillsdale. In a.

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For Veterans who participated in a radiation-risk activity during service (including "Atomic Veterans"), VA assumes that certain cancers are related to their exposure. We call these "presumptive diseases." Cancers of the bile ducts, bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver (primary site, but not if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated), lung (including bronchiolo-alveolar.

Next: 557,000 atomic veterans were exposed to lethal radiation. >> Our veterans deserve better than this. As of Sept. 22, the VA had nearly 900,000 claims awaiting decisions, with close to 600,000 – two-thirds – of them having exceeded the department’s own modest.

They deserve every American’s thanks and respect, and the medical care they earned while toiling knee-deep in the ashes of atomic history. Patrick Reedy was 17 when he landed at Enewetak. He was.

America’s atomic vets: ‘We were used as guinea pigs – every one of us’. In the aftermath of World War II and during the height of the Cold War – between 1946 and 1962 – the U.S. detonated more than 200 above-ground and undersea nuclear bombs. Over three months, Brooks would witness 27 of them.

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Atomic Veterans Day. In 2005, the Oregon legislature passed a resolution designating July 16th as Atomic Veterans Day. That date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the United States.

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Welcome to National Cancer Benefits Center. The national cancer benefits center (ncbc) helps Americans who have been exposed to government-created radiation – and subsequently were diagnosed with cancer as a result of that exposure – to get the compensation they deserve.

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This is the final part of a three-part series looking at the plight of veterans exposed to atomic radiation testing. A lot.

If you have developed a "presumptive cancer," which is presumed to be due to radiation exposure during your military service, all you have to do is verify that you are an Atomic Veteran to be eligible for disability compensation. Your service connection is established without considering the dose received.

that Atomic Veterans are free to describe their military involvement in nuclear testing as necessary to establish the validity of a service-connected disability.

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