EEOICPA PPG

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 Pacific Proving Grounds, Marshall Islands

 

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Pacific Proving Grounds is a DOE facility from 1946-1962 so workers are eligible to file for both Part B and Part E claims.

PPG has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for 1946-1962.

The United States conducted one hundred and two tests in its Pacific Proving Grounds between 1946 and 1962. The United States conducted 23 nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll (1946 and 1954-1958), 43 tests at Enewetak Atoll (1948 and 1951-1958), 12 tests at Johnston Island (1958 and 1962), and 24 tests at Christmas Island (1962).

The Pacific Proving Grounds included Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Johnston Island (nuclear weapons testing activities only), and Christmas Island (U. S. nuclear weapons testing activities only).

 

DOE

DOE lists Pacific Proving Grounds as a covered EEOICPA site.

 

DOL

DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on PPG as well as exposure information from their Site Exposure Matrix.

NIOSH

Pacific Proving Grounds has a Special Exposure Cohort and technical basis documents.  NIOSH also provides dose reconstruction statistics for PPG.

Others

  • Wikipedia has a webpage on PPG
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    Videos
  • Fallout: Brookhaven National  Lab in the Pacific
  • Military Effects Studies on Operation Castle--1954
  • Operation Ivy--1952
  • Operation Redwing--1956
  • Operation Sandstone--1948
  • Operation Wigwam
  • Paradise Lost

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