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Statute of Limitations and Radiation Injury
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DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1953 Oct 14
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
Doc 1944-94; Box H-122-2; ORO 1600; HRE; BoxH1222; ORO1600
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Jul 31
The examination of the reported cases of tort actions based on radiation injury indicates that such suits usually involve many technical and legal difficulties. Acute radiation syndrome leaves little doubt that an injury has occurred. However, chronic low dosage received over an extended period of time produces less dramatic results and a plaintiff may be totally unaware of injury until many years following the damaging exposure.

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