Accession Number:

AD1012833

Title:

Upper-Bound Radiation Dose Assessment for Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, between 1962 and 1979, Revision 1

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Leidos, Inc. Reston United States

Report Date:

2016-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

U.S. veterans who were assigned at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from 1962 to1979, have expressed concern that their health may have been affected by radiological releases from an onsite nuclear power plant. This report presents the results of the Department of Defenses radiation dose assessment for McMurdo Station veterans who were not monitored for occupational radiation exposure. This assessment determined that the radiation doses were low and the associated probability that disease could have arisen from these doses is also low. Finally, recommendations are provided for McMurdo Station veterans, their dependents, the Department of Veterans Affairs VA, and the Naval Dosimetry Center regarding the VA radiogenic disease claims process.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE