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May 8, 2003

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The government has often underestimated the radiation doses for veterans who participated in above-ground nuclear-weapons tests, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. However, the committee that wrote the report said it is not likely that many more veterans would qualify for compensation, even if the estimates of radiation exposure are updated.

John E. Till, Ph.D., President, Risk Assessment Corp., Neeses, S.C. and Chair, Committee to Review the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.