Monday, October 15, 2007
Inquiry Into Nuclear Test Veterans Case
A parliamentary inquiry has begun into British nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the l950's, which veterans say led to genetic defects. Veterans claim they were not given proper protection during the Christmas Island testing program and their families have become ill as a result. The inquiry will hear from scientists on the impact of the radiation and from the veterans themselves. About 700 veterans are currently suing the UK government for compensation.