Project SUNSHINE was one of the human radiation experiment programs carried out by the government upon it's citizens. In the case of Sunshine, the project was founded by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Project Rand think tank. One of the goals of Project Sunshine was to measure the level of Sr-90 in the environment.
Of interest to the project was the level of Sr-90 in the tissue of deceased individuals. In order to obtain experimental samples, the project members resorted to stealing the remains of the dead without asking permission from family members or even notifying them of what had occurred.
World Wide Effects Of Atomic Weapons - Project SUNSHINE