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Letter, Robert Monroe to Scott Matheson, Apr. 11, 1979 ........... 82 Letter, Chase Peterson to Scott Matheson, Nov. 21, 1979. .......... 256

External Exposure from Nuclear Weapons Tests to the Offsite Population
Around the Nevada Test Site Between 1951 and 1970--A Summary of Estimates--,
Bernard Shleien, Sept. 1, 1980 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

NRC/EPA Epidemiological Research on the

Health Effects of lonizing Radiation

Letter, Robert Minogue to F. Peter Libassi, Nov. 29, 1978. ......... Letter, F. Peter Libassi to Robert Minogue, Dec. 4, 1978 ....... Memorandum, Gilbert Beebe to Donald Fredrickson, Feb. 13, 1979 .....

Letter, Michael Parsont to Gilbert Beebe, Jan. 8, 1979. ......... Federal Register notice, Vol. 44, No. 13 (Jan. 18, 1979), pp. 37933794, "Health Effects Research, Memorandum of Understanding" ........

[See Appendix B, p. 520, for excerpt from Report to U.S. Congress,
Assessment of the Capabilities and Research Needs of the Environmental
Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the Area of
Health Effects of Low-Level Ionizing Research, May 24, 1979, Environmental
Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.)

[See Appendix H, p. 625, for excerpt from A Study to Determine the
Feasibility of Conducting Epidemiologic Investigations of the Health
Effects of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation, Phase I Report, prepared by
Health Systems Division of Equifax, Inc., for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, completed January 1980, published May 1980.) .

Interagency Task Force on the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation,

Office of the Secretary, HEW

HEW news release, statement by Joseph Califano, Jr., Feb. 27, 1979 ..... 57
HEW news release, statement by Joseph Califano, Jr., June 20, 1979 . . . . . 119
[See Appendix C, p. 527, for excerpt from Report of the Interagency Task
Force on the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation, June 1979.)

Memorandum, Patricia Roberts Harris to Julius Richmond and Leonard
Schaeffer, Oct. 5, 1979. .......................... 193

White House news release, Oct. 23, 1979. .................. 202

Letter, Donald Fredrickson to Philip Handler, Mar. 12, 1979. ........ 70 Letter, Philip Handler to Donald Fredrickson, April 3, 1979. ........ 81 Memorandum, Charles Lowe to Subcommittee on Agency Research Projects, May 11, 1979 .................

.............................. 92 Draft, Federal Research on Biological and Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation, May 9, 1979. ..................... 96

Memorandum, Charles Lowe to Members of Subcommittee on Agency Research
Projects, May 24, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Letter, Patricia Roberts Harris to Harley Staggers and Don Fuqua, Sept. 19,

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Announcement by the National Academy of Sciences of the first meeting of the Committee on Federal Research on Biological and Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation (FREIR), Oct. 23, 1979. ..................... 196 Letter, Daniel Weiss to Charles Lowe, Nov. 28, 1979. ............ 258

Compensation Issues

Memorandum, Richard Beattie to Rick Cotton, Julius Richmond, Donald
Fredrickson, et al., August 17, 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Memorandum, Thomas Malone to Richard Beattie, August 22, 1979. ....... 165 Memorandum, Stuart Eizenstat to Attorney General, Secretary of Defense, et

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Report of the Interagency Task Force on Compensation for Radiation-
Related Illnesses, Feb. 1, 1980. ... . • • • • • • • • • • • •

Request To Evaluate the Statistical Model Used To Determine
the Prevalence of Radiogenic Illness Among Workers at

the Portsmouth, N.H., Shipyard
Letter, Edward Kennedy to Donald Fredrickson, Sept. 17, 1979 ......

Letter, Irwin Bross to Edward Kennedy, Aug. 30, 1979. ....... .... 173 Letter, Irwin Bross to Charles Land, Aug. 6, 1979 ............ 176 Letter, Charles Land to Irwin Bross, Aug. 21, 1979. ........... 177

Letter, Charles Land to Lawrence Horowitz, June 18, 1979. ........ 179 Letter, Donald Fredrickson to Edward Kennedy, Oct. 19, 1979. . . Letter, Donald Fredrickson to Edward Kennedy, Nov. 29, 1979. .......

Request To Evaluate the Statistical Model Used To Determine
the Prevalence of Radiogenic illness Among Workers at

the Portsmouth, N.H., Shipyard Cont.)

Letter, Donald Fredrickson to Charles Land, Nov. 29, 1979. ......... 264
Letter, Donald Fredrickson to Irwin Bross, Nov. 29, 1979 .......
Letter, Irwin Bross to Donald Fredrickson, Dec. 11, 1979 .....
Letter, Charles Lowe to Irwin Bross, Dec. 18, 1979 ..........
Letter, Charles Lowe to Fred Leone, Dec. 6, 1979 .............

Assessment of NRC/EPA Needs and Capabilities

in Radiation Research

[See Appendix B, p. 520, for excerpt from Report to U.S. Congress, Assessment of the Capabilities and Research Needs of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the Area of Health Effects of Low-Level Ionizing Research, May 24, 1979, Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.]

Radioactive Waste Management

White House news release announcing the establishment of Nation's first comprehensive radioactive waste management program . . . . . . . . . . 272

Federal Register, Vol. 45, No. 31, pp. 9727-9728 (Feb. 13, 1980),
Title 3, Executive Order 12192 of Feb. 12, 1980, establishing the
State Planning Council on Radioactive Waste Management ........... 338

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The President has approved the development of a coordinated response to the growing agency and Congressional concern about the effects of radiation exposure on participants in nuclear tests and workers in nuclear-related projects.

The Secretary of Health, Education and welfare should coordinate the formulation of a program including the following:

1.

A study or series of studies which would determine the
effects of radiation exposure on participants in nuclear
tests, including members of the armed forces and civilian
personnel, workers at nuclear facilities and projects,
and other persons as indicated.

A public information program to inform persons who
might have been affected and the general public about
the steps being taken and the conduct of the studies.

A plan for ensuring that persons adversely affected by
Iadiation exposure receive the care and benefits to
which they may be or should be entitled.

Recommendations on steps which can be taken to reduce
the incidence of adverse radiation exposure of this
type in the future.

We are aware that the Department of Defense has initiated
a study and that the center for Disease Control has under-
taken at least two investigations. Our intent is that these
efforts become a coordinated Administration approach to the
problem. A proposed plan of action should be prepared for
review by June 1, 1978.

The staff of the National Security Council, the Domestic Policy Staff and the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office are available to assist the interagency group.

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

Governor Matheson has expressed his concern over the possible health implications for people in Utah who were exposed to radioactive particles as a result of Defense Department testing of atomic bombs in the 1950's.

The Governor has asked me to review the findings of earlier Federal studies in Utah on the effects of exposure to radioactive particles on health, and to determine whether or not a more comprehensive study is indicated.

I am today directing the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to take the following actions:

to determath from Utah,

-- Re-evaluate the findings of earlier studies

conducted in the State to determine whether
or not the rate of illness or death from
leukemia is disproportionately large in Utah,
particularly in the Southwestern counties;

Re-open a study conducted in the late 1960's
on the incidence of thyroid disease;

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Consult with State officials and consider the
possibility of developing a larger, more
complete study if indicated.

I have asked Secretary Califano to work closely with the State of Utah as he proceeds, and I have asked the Secretary of Defense to cooperate fully in this endeavor.

[Issued in Salt Lake City on November 27, 1978.]

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