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Britsh nuclear “guinea pigs” soldiers will fight on for justice

Many people, including researchers based in Dundee, believe this has led to deteriorating health among the veterans and Mr Malone said he was used as a “guinea pig” during the testing…..

VIDEO of Christmas Islands nuclear tests The Courier – Veterans undeterred by 1950s nuclear test ruling Veterans undeterred by 1950s nuclear test ruling, The Courier UK,  23 Nov 10, Atomic bomb test veterans from Dundee and Kirkcaldy say they will continue their fight for the truth after top judges dashed their hopes of compensation…..…the judges ruled that the vast majority of the compensation claims against the Ministry of Defence had been brought to court too late and many veterans’ arguments that the fallout caused a wide range of medical conditions were “not strong.”…..the Appeal Court said on Monday that of 10 cases spearheading the group action, only one — that of Hertfordshire man, Herbert Sinfield — can proceed to a full hearing on merit.

Tom Malone (72) said his life has been blighted by exposure to radioactive fallout and that he will appeal against the ruling.

Mr Malone served on Christmas Island during the 1957 nuclear tests and he believes that insufficient safeguards were put in place for the troops stationed there at that time.

‘Guinea pig’

Many people, including researchers based in Dundee, believe this has led to deteriorating health among the veterans and Mr Malone said he was used as a “guinea pig” during the testing…..

David Whyte (74), from Kirkcaldy, has vowed to keep pursuing his claim. He told The Courier, “They (the government) are hoping all the veterans will just die off but I have all my documents and my nephew will carry on after me….

The Courier – Veterans undeterred by 1950s nuclear test ruling

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