The Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that works to confirm 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 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.
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 standard operating procedures and 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. UNDERGOUND 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.
NTPR 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.
ENEWETAK ATOLL CLEANUP DOCUMENTS
These 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. For information about radiation dose assessments of U.S. military personnel involved in atmospheric and underground U.S. nuclear tests, conducted in the 1940's-1992, see the links to the right under "NTPR LINKS."
DTRA provides the historical research and radiation dose assessments as needed for claim evaluation by the departments of Veterans Affairs and Justice. DTRA does not handle personal inquiries from veterans and cannot initiate or adjudicate your claim; however, we are able to provide some assistance to those veterans that have a record problem identified on their previously filed claim; you can reach DTRA's NTPR office by phone (1-800-462-3683), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by mail (Defense Threat Reduction Agency, RD-NTSN/NTPR, John J. Kingman Road/Stop 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060).
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.
ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE CERTIFICATE
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.