Radiation Victims Fair Treatment Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Practice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 982 ... August 3, 1989, Volume 4

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Page 72 - ... not an exercise of the acknowledged power of Congress to make exceptions and prescribe regulations to the appellate power.
Page 135 - While these experiments cannot be undone, though they must never be repeated, there are potential remedial steps that can be taken to help the victims who served as human nuclear guinea pigs. I therefore urge the Department of Energy to make every practicable effort to identify the persons who served as experimental subjects, to examine the long term histories of subjects for an increased incidence of radiation-associated diseases, and to compensate these unfortunate victims for suspected damages....
Page 73 - to prescribe a rule for the decision of a cause in a particular way." 80 US (l3 Wall.l at 146. The present Supreme Court has characterized Klein as holding the statute unconstitutional because, inter alia, "it prescribed a rule of decision in a case pending before the courts, and did so in a manner that required the courts to decide a controversy in the Government's favor.
Page 16 - [l]ess than 3% of the US cancer burden can be ... attributed to ionizing radiation from natural sources and human activities, compared to around 30% for tobacco...
Page 46 - Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1982". TITLE I— NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS OPERATING EXPENSES SEC. 101. Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Energy...
Page 131 - Services; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and other...
Page 41 - ... and an estimate of activity-dose conversion factor vs. time of gas release has been made. INTRODUCTION AT APPROXIMATELY 9.00 am, June 6, 1963, a representative of Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company, Inc. (REECo.), prime contractor at the Nevada Test Site called the Southwestern Radiological Health Laboratory (SWRHL) of the US Public Health Service to request the Laboratory's assistance with emergency radiation monitoring of thirteen men accidentally exposed to fission product fues in...
Page 131 - The Subcommittee believes that legislation should be passed that provides prompt and adequate compensation for the victims of this program. In addition, the Subcommittee believes that similar problems can best be avoided in the future if the responsibility for protecting the people is given to an agency whose main mission is to assure public health, not to advance nuclear development.
Page 134 - ... limited life spans were injected with Plutonium. — From 1961 to 1965, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 20 elderly subjects were injected or fed radium or thorium. — During 1946 and 1947, at the University of Rochester, six patients with good kidney function were injected with uranium salts to determine the concentration which would produce renal injury. — From 1953 to 1957, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, approximately 12 terminal brain tumor patients were injected...
Page 133 - ... expendable:" the elderly, prisoners, hospital patients suffering from terminal diseases or who might not have retained their full faculties for • informed consent.

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