RADIATED VETERANS OF AMERICA (RVA) NEEDS YOUR HELP!
More than 300,000 American Military Veterans were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of the atmospheric nuclear bombs exploded by the United States between 1945 and 1963. The vast majority of these Veterans were involuntarily exposed, and were advised by officials that the radiation would not effect them.
These Veterans have been dying at a rate exceeding that of their age groups, and because of punitive secrecy oaths many have died without revealing, even if they knew, how or why they suffered from a federally recognized radiogenic disease.
Those Veterans still living, like the Japanese survivors (many in the same age group) of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945 bombings, are suffering, without compensation, from delayed effects of ionizing radiation.
A little more than 20 forms of cancer has been recognized by Congress as caused by radiation. These named cancers have been termed "presumptive" and a Veteran or survivor may be compensated. Only a few have been, and those with "non-presumptive" cancers (such as skin cancer, prostate cancer) and other radiogenic diseases recognized by Congress, may only be compensated following an arduous path of Dose Reconstruction -- and even fewer individuals have been able to get through this complicated and expensive system.
RVA strongly contends that "all radiogenic diseases" suffered by recognized "Atomic Veterans" should be classed as "presumptive". To this end RVA, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(19) Veterans Service Organization, with the authority to influence legislation, is working to have Congress bring all radiogenic diseases under the same definition, so that Veterans (and/or survivors) may be treated equally.
To do this RVA needs money to organize and carry forth its message to the Senate and House of Representatives, so that Dept. of Veterans Administration regulations can be melded and changed to fully recognize the Atomic Veterans of America, and so that their survivors may be adequately taken care of.
Richard Ellett, president
Please send donations to:
Radiated Veterans of America, Inc.
9120 Double Diamond Pkwy, Suite 5866
Reno, Nevada 89521
Donations are tax deductible in most cases. If you have any questions ask your tax consultant.
THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CANNOT COMPENSATE ATOMIC VETERANS WITH MANY RECOGNIZED RADIOGENIC DISEASES UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS.
THERE IS NO ACTION AT THIS TIME THEN BOTH CONGRESS AND THE
ADMINISTRATION ARE INDICATING THEY HAVE NO CONCERN FOR A CLASS OF
VIRTUALLY FORGOTTEN VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
The United States and other governments have, in the course of developing and deploying Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), poisoned (leading to illness and death) thousands of citizens, particularly military personnel exposed to radiation, poison chemicals and biological agents. This poisoning, while no one charges was on purpose, nevertheless has led to great human suffering ... and the coverups, obfuscation, or misinterpretation, of results of the events appear to have been on purpose in too many cases.
National Security is one thing ... but twisting security needs to hide or misrepresent facts, or simply refusing to acknowledge mistakes ... in order to avoid liabilities to individuals, government agencies, corporations, and educational institutions that have taken in hundreds of billions of dollars... is something else. With few exceptions this misrepresentation and avoidance has been prejudicial to loyal military personnel and their families.
Radiated Veterans of America, Inc. (RVA) is a Nevada non-profit corporation approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501 (c) (19) Veterans Service Organization on a primary mission to aid, by public education and endorsing legislation, those past, current and future members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who, beginning with the Manhattan Project in 1945, were or will be exposed to ionizing radiation, from weapons tests, storage, accidents and deployment.
This includes non-weapons use of nuclear energy for medical, propulsion and experimental purposes.
RVA members include Veterans exposed to Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons and armaments resulting from the Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
RVA also works closely with Veterans exposed to Agent Orange, or who took part in the SHAD (Project 112) chemical and biological experiments and deployments, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Atomic, Biological and Chemical (ABC) weapons programs were, and are, conducted under top-secret conditions. While RVA respects the need for national security, we do not believe it is just that individuals are denied adequate medical care, compensation, or recognition because of security clearences, or classifications, when such can be accomplished without compromising security.
RVA's main goal is to positively influence the Administration and Congress of the United States of America that bear final responsibility for bringing justice to American military Veterans, their families and survivors.
There is no threshold for safe exposure to ionizing radiation