|Topic:||A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radiation Effects Research
Committee to Review the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 -- 9:30 a.m.
202 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Thursday, May 8, 2003 -- 10:00 a.m.
334 Cannon House Office Bldg.
A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
John Till, President, Risk Assessment Corporation and Chairman, Committee to Review the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency assesses the radiation exposure of veterans who participated in atmospheric nuclear-weapons tests, in order to determine whether veterans who develop certain diseases that could be linked to this exposure are eligible for compensation. This congressionally mandated report, requested in PL106-419, reviews the accuracy of the assessments and the soundness of the methods used to make them.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 8, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.