Tag Archives: USS Ronald Reagan

Fukushima fallout suit: ‘Sailors were marinating in radioactive particles’ via KOMO News

OAK HARBOR, Wash. — There is a group of sailors and Marines, some from right here in the Northwest, who consider themselves warriors, wounded in a battle they didn’t realize they were fighting against an enemy that’s both terrifying and … Continue reading

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‘Uncertain Radiological Threat’: US Navy Sailors Search for Justice after Fukushima Mission via Spiegel

In March of 2011, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan rushed to Japan to help after the disastrous tsunami. Since then, many sailors from that ship have fallen ill, possibly as a result of exposure to radiation from the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Judge: Sailors’ class-action suit can proceed over alleged radiation exposure via The Stars and Stripes

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against Japanese utility TEPCO and other defendants who they blame for a variety of ailments from radiation exposure following a … Continue reading

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USS Reagan Exposed to More Radiation Than Expected via Military.com

An amended lawsuit against TEPCO was filed last month, after a San Diego judge took issue with aspects of the original suit. The 50 servicemembers and their children in the suit claim to suffer from exposure-related ailments such as unexplained … Continue reading

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Lawmakers seek data on sailors’ exposure to Fukushima radiation via the Navy Times

House and Senate lawmakers want answers on whether U.S. sailors received high doses of radiation while supporting humanitarian operations in Japan following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. In the fiscal 2014 omnibus budget bill, lawmakers direct Assistant Secretary of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Electric Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation via Bloomberg

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), owner of the power plant which had the world’s biggest nuclear disaster since 1986, was sued by eight U.S. sailors claiming they were exposed to radiation and the utility lied about the dangers. The sailors … Continue reading

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