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4/29/2014--Introduced. Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 - Directs the... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Apr 29, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Apr 29, 2014

Bill Text

A BILL

To authorize the provision of health care for certain individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, to establish an advisory board to examine exposures to environmental hazards at such Air Facility, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2. ADVISORY BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES AT ATSUGI NAVAL AIR FACILITY.

(a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly establish an advisory board (to be known as the ``Advisory Board on Environmental Exposures at Atsugi Naval Air Facility'') to provide expert advice to the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs on matters relating to the exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces and their dependants to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, during the period beginning in 1983, as determined by the Advisory Board, in which the air, water, or soil at Atsugi Naval Air Facility were contaminated due to an incinerator. (b) Composition.--The Advisory Board shall consist of seven members, appointed by the President, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, of whom-- (1) two members shall be members of military service organizations or organizations recognized...

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To authorize the provision of health care for certain individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, to establish an advisory board to examine exposures to environmental hazards at such Air Facility, and for other purposes.

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I support Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014.

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Anonymous392180
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4 months ago

I support Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 because my wife has had several unexplained illnesses since being stationed in Atsugi.

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Anonymous392133
TN-8
4 months ago

I support Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 because I moved to NAF Atsugi in 1991 when I was pregnant with my first child. My daughter has chronic health concerns. I have had tumors removed and was asked at the time by my physician if I had any toxic exposure in my past. Yes, I have had this exposure.

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Anonymous392124
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4 months ago

I support Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 because of on going health issues with my spouse(former Navy) and childern who at this time do not have any problems.

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Anonymous392112
IL-12
4 months ago

I support Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 because I have been having trouble breathing and having to constantly clear my throat. Doctors can't seem to figure it out, thus far.

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Anonymous392111
CA-53
4 months ago

I support H.R. 4517: Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 because.. I was stationed in Atsugi and lived next to the waste incinerator. I drank coffee and iced tea made with water from NAF Atsugi's contaminated wells. I showered in this same well water. Daily I wiped heavy soot from my face that contained dioxin and an incredible amount of other toxic chemicals. I now have a very rare autoimmune liver disease (PSC), have had painful invasive procedures to extend my time to liver transplant. In 2011 the VA found colon cancer. I now have am ileostomy. I beg of Congress to support H.R. 4517. Respectfully, Andrea Lynn Kakuda US Navy Veteran

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Anonymous392067
CA-10
5 months ago

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I oppose H.R. 4517 ("Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval") because...another layer of government is not going to correct problems caused by government.

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JLFM
NV-2
10 months ago

I oppose H.R. 4517 ("Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval") because...Federal spending power should be limited to 15% of GDP .

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norman207
ME-1
11 months ago

I oppose H.R. 4517 ("Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval") because... this should be covered by the medical care of the military service.

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11 months ago

Bill Summary


4/29/2014--Introduced.
Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the Advisory Board on Environmental Exposures at Atsugi Naval Air Facility to provide expert advice to DOD and VA on matters relating to exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces (members) and their dependents to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, during the period beginning in 1983 in which the air, water, or soil at such facility was contaminated due to an incinerator. Requires the Board to: (1) consider and study cases of such exposure, (2) evaluate submitted exposure claims, and (3) recommend to such Secretaries that either a claim is insufficient to warrant further consideration or is sufficient to warrant health care or compensation. Authorizes the Board to convene a science panel to consider exposure claims and report results to the Board. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to provide to such members and dependents the health care benefits recommended by the Board. Requires the Secretary to: (1) compile a list of individuals exposed to environmental hazards at the facility during the period in which the air, water, or soil was contaminated; and (2) report to the armed services and veterans' affairs committees on the compilation of such list. Directs the Secretary to report annually to such committees on health care and other benefits provided under this Act, including a description of procedures used to identify exposed individuals.

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