|You are here: HOME > Veterans' Potential Exposure to Ionizing Radiation|
Veterans' Potential Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
|Jump to: Specific-service records | Radiation Exposure Compensation Act|
|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 either of these sources:
|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 (NTPR).
The NTPR is a Department of Defense (DOD) program that works to confirm veteran participation in U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962, and the occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Members of this group are sometimes referred to as atomic vets or atomic veterans.
Where to file a claim:
Or via postal mail to this address:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
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.|
|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.
Update note from Dept. of Justice:
See www.usdoj.gov/civil/torts/const/reca/about.htm for details and contact information.
Information developed by AFRRI staff, 5/6/09; updated 1/29/14
|TOP OF PAGE|