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Nuclear Test Personnel Review Program

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The Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that works to confirm veteran participation in U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962, and the occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Members of this group are sometimes referred to as atomic vets or atomic veterans.

If the veteran is a confirmed participant of these events, NTPR may provide either an actual or estimated radiation dose received by the veteran. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will request this information from DTRA during VA claim reviews as required.

To access information about radiation exposure of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site: Click Here

How to File a Claim

Veterans seeking a claim for their participation in U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests as well as members of occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must submit their request through the VA.

Veterans do not have to contact the NTPR program to obtain participation and dose information prior to submitting a VA claim or requesting priority health care.

To file a claim with a VA regional office, please call (800) 827-1000.

To file a claim through the Department of Justice Radiation Exposure Program, call (800) 729-7327 or write to:

Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 146
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044-0146

To access the Department of Justice’s Radiation Exposure Compensation Program web site click here.

Contact Information

NTPR Office

Toll-Free Number: (800) 462-3683

Postal Address:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6201
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201

Department of Veteran Affairs

Toll-Free Number: (800) 827-1000
Website: Department of Veterans Affairs

Postal Address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C., DC 20421

Nuclear Testing Archive (Department of Energy)

Phone: (702) 794-5117
Website: Nuclear Testing Archive

Postal Address:
Nuclear Testing Archive
U.S. Department of Energy/NNSA
Mail Stop 400
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521