None of that is to say that the veterans do not have legitimate complaints about their dose reconstructions; in many cases, the committee believes they do. Rather, the committee hopes that veterans will understand that their radiation exposure probably did not cause their cancers in most cases and that reasonable changes in methods of dose reconstruction in response to this report are not likely to greatly increase their chance of a successful claim for compensation when a dose reconstruction is required.
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A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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