In response to concerns about military personnel and civilian exposure to radiation from the US atmo...
In response to concerns about military personnel and civilian exposure to radiation from the US atmospheric nuclear weapons testing program of 1945-62, Congress charged an independent committee to review the Dose Reconstruction Program. This report details the testing program and the committee's review process, and offers recommendations for improving dose reconstruction and the overall veterans compensation program. Appendices include documents reviewed, names of hearing experts, names of veterans whose files were reviewed, analyses of participant exposure, and a glossary. The cover photo shows soldiers watching an atomic bomb detonation in 1951 in Nevada. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)