Human Radiation Experiments: The Uranium Miners

Department of Energy, Office of Human Radiation Experiments

This resource, which is part of a larger report entitled Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, investigates whether the U.S. government wronged or harmed uranium miners in the American West, and the Marshall Islands in the mid-Pacific by exposing them to radiation hazards during the Cold War era. Topics include the development of the standard permissible exposure levels for beryllium, the Colorado Public Health Service study, the Begay decision, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, and some conclusions about the health hazards to uranium miners during the Cold War.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Biosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry