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US Navymen lose federal case on Fukushima radiation

justiceJudge dismisses sailor radiation case UTS San Diego Door open for follow-on lawsuit; attorney says he will refile with more plaintiffs
By Jeanette Steele.DEC. 17, 2013 A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. sailors were exposed to dangerous radiation during the humanitarian response to the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

But Judge Janis L. Sammartino left the door open for a follow-on lawsuit, and the attorney representing several sailors from the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan said he intends to refile.  The judge dismissed the case Nov. 26 on jurisdictional grounds, saying that it was beyond her authority to determine whether the Japanese government had perpetrated a fraud on its American counterpart.

The defendant in the December 2012 case was Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The lawsuit argued that power company officials lied about the amount of leakage from the damaged plant, in concert with the government of Japan. It says the Navy used those reports in its own calculations about the safety of U.S. sailors in the relief effort, called Operation Tomodachi……


December 18, 2013 - Posted by | Legal, USA


  1. I beleive that the study of radiation effects weather low/high dose accurrance should be again studied in the great detail by independent study then published for the people of the world to see.

    Comment by Steve | December 18, 2013 | Reply

  2. totally agree with you Steve.

    Please somebody with superior knowledge about our weather enlighten me.

    Could the radiation from Fukushima be creating these extreme weather conditions across the globe. Further more if this is the case when will it end? In fact will it ever end? I know our weather is generated by solar radiation, so could the radiation leak be also altering it to such extremes just like what we’re seeing today?

    So why would our government not tell us about it? Why such a media black out? The sea has been contaminated so badly, I really don’t think any of the food stock that we harvest from it can be consumed my any living creature. And still nothing from our leaders. I think our space ship earth is in a very bad place right now, and this silent giant awakening and mutating everything around us in the most negative way possible.

    Wake up to what nuclear weapons will do to our world. Wake up to what nuclear energy is doing to our world right now. Something feels very wrong and in my mind I can feel a very strange vibration and sense of dread.

    Comment by Jady Chohan | January 17, 2014 | Reply

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