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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 http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/federal-hearings-exploring-radiation-exposure-among-mcmurdo-navy-veterans-get-underway-in-washington Prompted by exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation  Ron Regan, newsnet5.com 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

3 Comments »

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    Comment by susan2196 | July 24, 2013 | Reply

  2. My husband has multiple myeloma. He served in the US Navy in Mcmurdo. He should be paid under presumptive eligibility he has a hole in his skull and in November 2015 he was not assisted on to the x ray table he dropped on the floor causing his hip bone fracture.
    Civilians should not be working in our VA hospitals it should be all Veterans taking care of our soldiers and. Civilians do not seem to understand our veterans. I have seen VA civilian employees not wanting to touch a veteran. Hygiene may be an issue or the look of a veteran puts the VA employee into a mode of IF I DONT HAVE TO TOUCH THIS VET AND GET THEM OUT FAST I DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT…ATTITUDE.

    Comment by A Mcmurdo wife | January 27, 2016 | Reply

  3. My husband has multiple myeloma. He served in the US Navy in Mcmurdo. He should be paid under presumptive eligibility. DAV thats a joke they do not return calls you have to go up there to DAV to have someone say something about his claim DUH which is usually nothing. He has a hole in his skull and in November 2015 he was not assisted on to the x ray table he dropped on the floor causing his hip bone fracture.
    Civilians should not be working in our VA hospitals it should be all Veterans taking care of our soldiers and. Civilians do not seem to understand our veterans. I have seen VA civilian employees not wanting to touch a veteran. Hygiene may be an issue or the look of a veteran puts the VA employee into a mode of IF I DONT HAVE TO TOUCH THIS VET AND GET THEM OUT FAST I DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT…ATTITUDE.

    Comment by A Mcmurdo wife | January 27, 2016 | Reply


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