[ RadSafe ] Question re atomic tests

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun Jun 14 18:07:32 CDT 2009

June 14

         Sounds like Judge Foskett doesn't get around much.  Or is someone 
feeding him what the feeder thinks the judge needs to know?

Steven Dapra

At 09:57 AM 6/15/09 +1000, Andrew McEwan wrote:
>Ivoy Surveyor asked
>"I write for information.  On June 5th in the High Court London made a
>judgment allowing British, Fijian, Australian and New Zealand
>veterans who witnessed atomic tests to sue the ministry of defense.
>Judge Foskett referred to new evidence based on a scientific study
>conducted by Professor AL Rowland which showed significant genetic damage.
>Can anybody comment on this new evidence and what is it please?"
>I wrote the following comment on this work (based on a report dating from
>2006) in the April 2009 (Vol.26, No.1) issue of Radiation Protection in
>"To address the concerns of the Grapple nuclear test veterans, and also a
>larger group of Vietnam veterans concerned about potential exposure to
>herbicides, the New Zealand Government at a meeting on 27 July 1998 set
>terms of reference for an inquiry into the health status of children of
>Vietnam and Operation Grapple veterans.


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