George “Smitty” Anderson Jr. of Augusta, Ga., shown here with his wife, Pam, worked for 17 years at the Savannah River nuclear weapons site in South Carolina. He developed multiple myeloma, a cancer. But like tens of thousands of other nuclear weapons workers, he failed in his bid to get any compensation from the U.S. government. He died on Nov. 5, 2015, at the age of 62.
George “Smitty” Anderson Jr. of Augusta, Ga., shown here with his wife, Pam, worked for 17 years at the Savannah River nuclear weapons site in South Carolina. He developed multiple myeloma, a cancer. But like tens of thousands of other nuclear weapons workers, he failed in his bid to get any compensation from the U.S. government. He died on Nov. 5, 2015, at the age of 62. Gerry Melendez The State
George “Smitty” Anderson Jr. of Augusta, Ga., shown here with his wife, Pam, worked for 17 years at the Savannah River nuclear weapons site in South Carolina. He developed multiple myeloma, a cancer. But like tens of thousands of other nuclear weapons workers, he failed in his bid to get any compensation from the U.S. government. He died on Nov. 5, 2015, at the age of 62. Gerry Melendez The State

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