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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release January 18, 1994
                   PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER
        FORMING ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RADIATION EXPERIMENTS

The Clinton Administration today continued efforts to uncover the nature and extent of government-sponsored experiments on individuals involving intentional exposure to ionizing radiation. The President today released an Executive Order that will establish an Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. The Advisory Committee, to be made up of outside-government experts in medicine, science and ethics, will provide to the Human Radiation Interagency Working Group advice and recommendations on human radiation experiments conducted by the government since the 1940's. This Advisory Committee shall comply with the terms of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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