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Veterans' Potential Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
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|How to get information|
|There are a number of organizations you may contact to get your ionizing radiation exposure history depending on the circumstances of your exposure. Please note that AFRRI does NOT maintain dosimetry information for anyone other than its employees.|
|Service-related radiation injury|
|The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the best place to start if you believe you have a military service-related radiation injury. You can contact your local VA office or for assistance please go to:
|Veterans of atomic testing|
|If you believe you were exposed to radiation during atomic testing in Nevada or the South Pacific, contact the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Nuclear Test Personnel Review Program—How to File a Claim:
Or via postal mail to this address:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
8725 John J. Kingman Rd., MSC 6201
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201
|Each of the military services also maintains its own exposure records. Below are the addresses for each of the service dosimetry centers to which you may submit a written request.|
|Naval Dosimetry Center
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20889-5614
Contact: CDR Lisa K. Kennemur
|U.S. Army Dosimetry Center
Attn: AMSAM-TMD-SD, Bldg. 5417
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
Contact: Mr. William S. Harris, Jr.
|U. S. Air Force Radiation Dosimetry Lab
2947 5th Street, Area B, Bldg 0840
Wright-Patterson Base, OH 45433-7212
Contact: Mr. Gerald M. Achenbach
|Radiation Exposure Compensation Act|
|Finally, if you have exhausted all other options or if you are a civilian and meet the criteria of the Department of Justice’s Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, you may be eligible for compensation according to the program description.
See http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/torts/const/reca/about.htm for details and contact information.
Information developed by AFRRI staff, 5/6/09; updated 8/31/11
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