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atomic veteran

n.
A former member of the armed forces who was exposed to radioactivity during the testing or use of atom bombs.
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The MoD dismissed the atomic veterans' claim because they failed to issue it within three years of their injuries appearing.
Former RAF officer Thomas Armstrong, of Mountbatten Close, Stratford, who founded the Atomic Veterans' Group, said he was "disgusted" by the judgement.
But MoD lawyers maintain that the surviving atomic veterans and the widows of those who have died have left it too late to sue.
In total, the amount of spending announcements listed on the Defence Department's website within two days of the election being called: $716.6 million (excluding compensation for atomic veterans).
The 13 Scots are among 180 members of the Atomic Veterans' Group who joined a legal bid against the MoD last week - taking the number of claimants to 1000.
(6) For the subsequent story of the "Atomic veterans," see Carole Gallagher, American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1993).
Original Child Bomb includes interviews with two members of the Atomic Veterans Association actively involved in anti-nuclear advocacy (and still seeking acknowledgment and compensation from the US Government) after suffering from exposure to radiation at the hands of the US military, both in Japan and during post-war nuclear testing.
The IREP was originally developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to aid the Department of Veterans Affairs in adjudicating claims of atomic veterans (U.S.
antinuclear group, the Alliance of Atomic Veterans, said his group is gravely concerned that Indian and Pakistani soldiers might fall victim to nuclear tests, citing examples in the United States.