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Continued Support For Vets Despite Study Results

Continued Support For Vets Despite Study Results

New Zealand First veterans affairs spokesperson Bill Gudgeon says veterans of the nuclear testing in the Pacific and Australia deserve compensation regardless of the findings of a study in Britain.

“The study conducted was second rate and could be manipulated to suit whoever was using it,” said Mr Gudgeon.

“New Zealand First will continue to fight for the rights of the veterans and their families for compensation and recognition because they were put in a life threatening position without their knowledge.

“This was the third test conducted after the previous two were deemed unsatisfactory due to the methodology used and it seems that the current test is also unsatisfactory.

“It has said however that veterans exposed to the nuclear testing were a third more likely to get leukaemia than those not exposed. This is more proof that the veterans have a case to be answered,” said Mr Gudgeon.

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