Veterans Admininistration promises help following exclusive 5 On Your Investigation

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Veterans Admininistration promises help following exclusive 5 On Your Investigation

WEWS – CLEVELAND – There is swift reaction from top Washington officials following an exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation into possible radiation exposure and the death of an Ohio man.

Charlie Swinney died a year ago after battling cancer for 16 years. Before he died, he asked his wife to continue to investigate the role a nuclear plant at a Navy base, where he was once stationed, may have played in his cancer.

After contacting NewsChannel5, our investigation found similar cases across the country involving veterans who served at McMurdo Station in Antarctica in the 1960s and 70s.

As a result, both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sen. Sherrod Brown are promising to assist veterans in determining if there is a connection between the nuclear plant and veterans who have filed claims.

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