Building Public Trust

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 1, 1997 - 84 pages
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This report is divided into three sections: (1) "openness in government", describes steps the Administration has taken to make government records of human radiation experiments readily available to the public; (2) "protecting future human subjects", sets forth the Administration's actions to strengthen the protection of human subjects; (3) "righting past wrongs", summarizes the Administration's efforts to notify the public and individuals about past human radiation experiments and bring justice to those affected by the government's mistakes. This report presents those actions that are completed or underway.
 

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Page 3 - Each IRB shall include at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution and who is not part of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution.
Page 4 - This Order is intended only to improve the internal management of the Federal government, and is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers or any person.
Page D-18 - The Secretary of the Treasury The Secretary of Defense The Attorney General The Secretary of the Interior The Secretary of Agriculture The Secretary of Commerce The Secretary of Labor The Secretary of Health and Human Services The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development The Secretary of Transportation The Secretary of Energy The Secretary of Education...
Page 2 - I am today instructing the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Central Intelligence, and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs...
Page 34 - ... there was no prospect of direct medical benefit to the subjects, or interventions considered controversial at the time were presented as standard practice, and physical injury attributable to the experiment resulted. Uranium Miners • The Interagency Working Group, together with Congress, should give serious consideration to amending the provisions of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1990 relating to uranium miners in order to provide compensation to all miners who develop lung cancer...
Page D-10 - Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or Regional...
Page D-10 - For purposes of this section -- ... " (1) the term 'working level month of radon progeny1 means exposure to radon progeny at the level of one working level every work day for a month, or an equivalent exposure over a greater or lesser amount of time; •(2) the term 'working level...
Page 45 - While most of the tests were ethical by any standards, some were unethical, not only by today's standards, but by the standards of the time in which they were conducted. They failed both the test of our national values and the test of humanity .So today...
Page D-10 - ... nonmalignant respiratory disease' means either pulmonary fibrosis, cor pulmonale related to pulmonary fibrosis, or moderate or severe silicosis, or pneumoconiosis; "(4) the term Indian tribe1 means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community, that is recognized as eligible for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indian tribes because of their status as Indians.
Page D-2 - USD 75,000 to an individual who participated onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device and...

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