Tag Archives: Operation Tomodachi

Sailors Run Out Of Options At 9th Circ. In Fukushima Suit via Law360

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez Law360 (July 1, 2020, 9:23 PM EDT) — U.S. sailors said Wednesday the Supreme Court is the next stop for their $1 billion lawsuit against General Electric Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. over alleged radiation injuries … Continue reading

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GE, Tokyo Power Company Win Appeal Over Fukushima Meltdown via Bloomberg

Japanese law on liability applied to the case Service members should pursue claims in Japan General Electric Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. don’t have to face claims filed by U.S. service members over the Fukushima nuclear meltdown because Japanese law … Continue reading

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High cancer risk in US naval personnel serving in nuclear powered ships via Cancer Investigation

By Christopher Busby Abstract The USA Defence Threat Reduction Agency provided data in 2014 on the health status, including cancer, of the 4,843 sailors on the nuclear-powered United States Ship (USS) Ronald Reagan over the 2.55-year period from May 12th 2011 to … Continue reading

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San Diego judge dismisses U.S. sailors’ Fukushima radiation lawsuits, rules Japan has jurisdiction via The San Diego Union-Tribune

Kristina Davis A San Diego federal judge has dismissed two class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of hundreds of U.S. sailors who claimed they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation during a humanitarian mission in Japan following 2011’s devastating earthquake … Continue reading

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Injustice at sea via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter American sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan were exposed to radiation from Fukushima. Many are sick. Some have died. Why can’t they get justice? “Coverage of the USS Ronald Reagan has been astoundingly limited,” wrote Der Spiegel in … Continue reading

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7 Years on, Sailors Exposed to Fukushima Radiation Seek Their Day in Court via The Nation

By Gregg Levine   Special investigation: US military personnel are sick and dying, and want the nuclear plant’s designers and owners to take responsibility. […] The Reagan—along with two dozen other US Navy vessels—was part of Operation Tomodachi (Japanese for “friends”), … Continue reading

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Navy Families Sue Fukushima Operators for Wrongful Death via Courthouse News Service

Bianca Bruno SAN DIEGO (CN) — Families of five Navy service members who died after responding to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have sued Tokyo Electric Power Co., blaming the deaths on radiation illnesses contracted from the March 2011 disaster. The families wish … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Supports Lower Court Decision that Navy Members’ Fukushima Suit Can Proceed in United States via Lawfare (blog)

[…] At this stage, the major dispute in the case concerns the forum rather than the substance: should the plaintiffs be permitted to hale TEPCO into American courts, or must they sue in Japan, where such claims can be submitted … Continue reading

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Ex-leader of Japan Turns nuclear foe, calls for shutdown of all 54 Japanese nuclear reactors via The Santa Fe New Mexican

TOKYO — William Zeller, a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy, was one of hundreds of sailors who rushed to provide assistance to Japan after a giant earthquake and tsunami set off a triple meltdown at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Former senator pledges to support vets in Fukushima lawsuit via Stars and Stripes

Former Sen. John Edwards has pledged to support hundreds of U.S. sailors, Marines and airmen who say they were sickened by radioactive fallout from the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. […] Edwards — the 2004 Democratic … Continue reading

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