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Title:
LETTER TO ALVIN TRIVELPIECE, DIRECTOR OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH, SUBJECT: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PLUTONIUM INJECTIONS INTO HUMANS ( PLUTONIUM INJECTION EXPERIMENT )
Author(s):
BARR, N F [ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, U.S.]
Subject Terms:
HREX; AGREEMENT; BACKGROUND INFORMATION; FACTSHEET; INFORMATION; INJECTION; INJECTIONS; INVESTIGATION; PATIENTS; PLUTONIUM
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1983 Jun 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0002
Accession Number:
NV0703534
Originating Research Org.:
ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, U.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
OpenNet Modified Date:
2012 May 14
Description/Abstract:
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PLUTONIUM INJECTIONS INTO HUMANS, LETTER FROM NATHANIEL F. BARR, ACTING DIRECTOR OFFICE OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH, TO ALVIN W. TRIVELPIECE, DIRECTOR OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH. IN 1974, THE AEC'S INSPECTOR GENERAL CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE PATIENTS HAD BEEN TOLD THE NATURE OF THE INJECTIONS AND HAD GIVEN THEIR PERMISSION. THE IG'S REPORT ON THIS INVESTIGATION WAS ISSUED AUGUST 16, 1974, AND IS CLASSIFIED "OFFICIAL USE ONLY." THE ISSUE OF INFORMED CONSENT, IF RAISED, WILL BE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH IN THE LIGHT OF PRESENT DOE AND FEDERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING HUMAN SUBJECTS. THESE ARE VASTLY MORE CODIFIED AND EXPLICIT THAN ANY GUIDANCE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THE INJECTIONS WERE GIVEN, AND THE PROCEDURES USED AT THAT TIME WOULD NOT MEET STANDARDS ADOPTED AND CURRENTLY APPLIED BY DOE AND OTHER FEDERAL ORGANIZATIONS.


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