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Veterans exposed to radiation at Antarctic Naval Base

justiceFederal hearings exploring radiation exposure among McMurdo Navy veterans get underway in Washington Prompted by exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation  Ron Regan, WASHINGTON – Federal hearings prompted by an exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation into radiation exposure among McMurdo Navy veterans are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.

Our investigative series revealed how a nuclear reactor at McMurdo Naval base in Antarctica continued to leak radiation for years and a possible link to cancer.

Our report documented 432 malfunctions at the plant from 1964 through 1972 while thousands of Navy veterans were stationed there.

Complaints from veterans dying from cancer were ignored by the Veterans Administration until our report exposed the radiation leaking that Navy veterans said was kept secret for decades.

Veterans have hope the hearings will provide them with assistance in compensation for their medical bills.

On Tuesday, the Veterans Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction will discuss its final report and finding regarding the leaking nuclear reactor and veterans cancer.

July 24, 2013 - Posted by | ANTARCTICA, Legal, radiation, USA

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