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Title: Human radiation experiments: The Department of Energy roadmap to the story and the records

Abstract

The role of the US Government in conducting or sponsoring human radiation experiments has become the subject of public debate. Questions have been raised about the purpose, extent, and health consequences of these studies, and about how subjects were selected. The extent to which subjects provided informed consent is also under scrutiny. To respond to these questions, the Clinton administration has directed the US Department of Energy (DOE), along with other Federal agencies, to retrieve and inventory all records that document human radiation experiments. Many such records are now publicly available and will permit an open accounting and understanding of what took place. This report summarizes the Department`s ongoing search for records about human radiation experiments. It is also a roadmap to the large universe of pertinent DOE information. DOE is working to instill greater openness--consistent with national security and other appropriate considerations--throughout its operations. A key aspect of this effort is opening DOE`s historical records to independent research and analysis.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10111991
Report Number(s):
DOE/EH-0445
ON: DE95006364; NC: NONE; TRN: AHC29507%%90
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; IONIZING RADIATIONS; RADIATION HAZARDS; MAN; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DOCUMENTATION; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; 560151; 560161

Citation Formats

. Human radiation experiments: The Department of Energy roadmap to the story and the records. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/10111991.
. Human radiation experiments: The Department of Energy roadmap to the story and the records. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10111991
. 1995. "Human radiation experiments: The Department of Energy roadmap to the story and the records". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10111991. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10111991.
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