A federal agency investigating the link between veterans cancer and a leaking nuclear reactor found years of key records documenting exposure have been lost.
CLEVELAND - An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation uncovers what may have poisoned thousands and led to cancer deaths across the country.
The mysterious link to cancer was first made by an Ohio man who died of multiple cancer tumors.
"He had over 200 tumors in his body," said his widow. "He kept saying, 'This isn't right. Why is there so many of us in this close group getting sick like this?'"
Our exclusive investigation that began right here in Ohio took us from California to North Carolina and Wisconsin to the Gulf of Mexico.
Jim Landy lives in Pensacoloa, Florida, and remembered, "At one time I heard the siren, something happened up there and we weren't made aware of it."
We show you what we uncovered Wednesday night on NewsChannel5 at 11 and why it now has the attention of top government officials in 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.
A Navy veteran who helped trigger a federal probe into a leaking nuclear plant at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, has died of cancer just weeks before a government report on radiation exposure is due to be released.
Journalism judges around the country have honored Chief Investigator Ron Regan with the Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and regional Emmy awards in recent weeks, but something Regan received Thursday may be his most prized keepsake of all.
Federal hearings confirm how Navy veterans were unwittingly exposed to leaking radiation first revealed in an exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation.