NUCLEAR TEST PERSONNEL REVIEW (NTPR)
The Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that confirms veteran participation in U.S. nuclear tests from 1945 to 1992, and the occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
Members of this group are sometimes referred to as atomic veterans or atomic vets.
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) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will request this information from DTRA during claim reviews as required.
Nuclear Test Personnel Review (DoD/DTRA)
Phone: (800) 462-3683 / Fax: (571) 203-7997
Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: (800) 827-1000
Website:VA Radiation Exposures
Department of Justice
Phone: (800) 729-7327
Website:DOJ Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
Department of Energy
Phone: (702) 794-5117
Website: DOE Nuclear Testing Archive
NTPR FACT SHEETS
A listing of fact sheets produced by the NTPR office about the program and nuclear test series. All documents are in Adobe PDF format.
NTPR RADIATION DOSE ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS
DTRA uses federal guidance, standard operating procedures, and standard methods in performing NTPR radiation dose assessments (RDA). Analogous non-NTPR reports have been published for other U.S. military radiation exposure scenarios.
U.S. ATMOSPHERIC NUCLEAR TEST HISTORY REPORTS
NTPR-related historical volumes from U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests. By clicking on the publication numbers listed below, you can access electronic versions of the documents available as Adobe PDF files. Copies of these historical volumes can also be found at numerous federal, state and local agencies throughout the United States, including many public and academic libraries.
U.S. UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TEST HISTORY REPORTS
NTPR-related historical volumes from U.S. underground nuclear tests. By clicking on the publication number, you can access electronic versions of the documents available as Adobe PDF files. Copies of these historical volumes can also be found at numerous federal, state and local agencies throughout the United States, including many public and academic libraries.
U.S NUCLEAR TEST RADIATION EXPOSURE REPORTS
Links to publications produced by the Department of Defense regarding atomic tests. By clicking on the publication numbers listed you can access electronic versions of the documents available as Adobe PDF files.
ATOMIC VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE MEDAL
The Secretary of Defense recently established the Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal for the veterans instrumental to the development of our Nation's atomic and nuclear weapons programs. Veterans who previously received the Atomic Veterans Service Certificate will automatically receive this new medal, but other Atomic Veterans or their next-of-kin can apply for the medal here:
ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE CERTIFICATES
The AVSC is a Secretary of Defense initiative to recognize and honor more than half a million veterans who might have been exposed to radiation during the development of atomic bombs during World War II, the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki immediately after the war, and atmospheric and underground testing of nuclear weapons during the Cold War.
VETERANS' ADVISORY BOARD ON DOSE RECONSTRUCTION
The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) was established by the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2003 to represent the Veterans’ interest, to make sure Veterans' claims are handed correctly, fairly, and as expeditiously as possible, and assist in communicating information on the Dose Reconstruction Program: eligibility, how to apply for a claim, and the description of the program.
ENEWETAK ATOLL CLEANUP DOCUMENTS
TThese documents provide information associated with the Department of Defense's radiological cleanup of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The combined federal effort cost about $100 million and required an on-atoll task force numbering almost 1,000 people for three years, 1977-1980. The departments of Defense, Energy, and Interior were involved in this project.