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37 The Pentagon representative’s on-camera assertions went unchallenged as CBS presented no contrary scientific view. 38 Numerous veterans wrote angry letters to 60 Minutes, which quoted from a couple of critical ones on the air. But the CBS editors seemed to have retained unshaken faith in the Pentagon’s integrity. "39 31. Golinker interview. 32. Citizens’ Hearings, pp. 26-28. 33. Ibid. 34. Ibid. 35. The Defense Nuclear Agency, in support of its claim that the exposure received by atomic soldiers was too small to cause cancer, uses an average obtained from film-badge readings.
Defense Nuclear Agency estimate of the radiation dose received by these Marines is not accurate," concluded Dr. Ikuro Anzai, a Tokyo University professor and secretary general of the ten-thousand-member Japanese Scientists Association, who conducted a detailed study of the issue. Anzai was concerned with alpha-radioactivity intake: "Though, by my calculations, the external exposure would have been relatively small, the internal radiation dose received by the bone marrow of these men could have been exceedingly high.
They were only the start of his ills. Suddenly he lost nearly all his vision. He was forced into retirement in 1963. "I had five children and we were soon quite destitute. My children all have eye problems. I have a son in a mental institution and another son who is abnormal and in a foster home. S. armed forces soured. "I am now disenchanted and disgusted with the Navy and our government. ’"109 There were civilians involved in Crossroads test operations as well; they and their families gained no more consideration than their military counterparts.