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Has anyone been Exposed to Radition while in the service . There are many who may have been and Not Know it . In Jan 1968 in Thule Greenland a B-52 crashed into the ice and had 4 atomic Bombs . 3 bombs broke apart in the crash and Radiation was spread all over the Ice and was Cleaned up by Air Force members . Ice was put into Large containers and stored till summer when the Navy transported them back to the US . The CG Divers were sent down to look for the Forth Bomb.( I was one of them) The CG & Navy ships were exposed to Radition. The History Channel had a hour show on this called Lost Atomic Bombs . Also do a search on " Project Crested Ice" or Lost Atomic Bombs.

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They have lost them more than once and I lived on a Post that required all to wear radiation detector badges. Thinks that we may have been sitting on nukes? Duh. What about the bullets encased in depleted uranium? I doubt if handling the rounds would be much help to you.

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How about serving on a tank made from depleated uranium, not much help or love there either,

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I heard this a little different -that ice stuff was stored on a big lake and then the lake melted- putting the radioactive stuff at the bottom of it-

Maybe I am mixed up with a much different situation-

There are 18 claims at the BVA from vets stationed in Thule Greenland- didnt read them except this one:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp94/files1/9409978.txt

In part:

"This information, as per the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board)

request in August 1991, was forwarded to the Chief Medical

Director for review and expression of opinion. This opinion was

rendered in April 1992. It was reported that none of the

operations at the radar site in Thule, Greenland, involved

ionizing radiation. For

this reason, it was noted that dosimeters would not have been

issued to personnel unless they were involved with ionizing

radioactivity in some special capacity. No records could,

therefore, be obtained for Air Police and any exposure to

ionizing radiation was to be assumed to have been only at the

usual background levels.

In a subsequent attempt to obtain a dose estimate, the Board

remanded the case once again so that the information could again

be forwarded to the Chief Medical Director. In response in March

1994, the Chief Medical Director reported that office was unable

to provide any estimate of dosage of ionizing radiation which the

veteran may have received in service. It was pointed out that

responsibility for providing such information resided with the

military service.

After careful review of the record, we conclude that the record

is against a finding of entitlement to service connection for the

cause of the veteran's death, claimed as a result of exposure to

iodizing radiation. The evidence does not indicate that renal

cell carcinoma began in service or was manifested to compensable

degree within one year following separation therefrom. Medical

evidence of record shows that the first report of cancer was made

at a private facility in 1986. Although it is contended that the

veteran was exposed to ionizing radiation during service, the

evidence of record shows no actual exposure. In this regard, we

point to the October 1989 response by the Department of the Air

Force Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory. This

documents pertains to the veteran's radiation exposure history.

They found no external or internal radiation exposure data for

the veteran. It would be speculative to relate renal carcinoma

which was first manifested over 20 years after service separation

to alleged occupational exposure to radiation, particularly when

exposure is not indicated. "

(yeah right-just like Project SHAD)

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PS is this the same crash?:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp98/files4/9834121.txt

They awarded 10% for hemmoroids but his radiation claims were remanded.

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