[ RadSafe ] US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO for post-quake radiation exposure

Perle, Sandy sperle at mirion.com
Sat Dec 29 13:45:15 CST 2012

The Navy is well-equipped with radiation monitoring equipment, personal dosimeters, and this article implies that the Navy simply sent in the ship without any knowledge of the radiation environment, basing their response to what TEPCO stated. The implication is ludicrous. And what is the exposure that is considered "dangerous levels of radiation"? If there is any factual information in the article, regarding a lawsuit, etc., perhaps its the legal system at work in an attempt to cash-in!

Happy New Year to all!
Sandy Perle
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On Dec 29, 2012, at 2:38 PM, "Yoss, Robert" <ryoss at mcw.edu<mailto:ryoss at mcw.edu>> wrote:

A group of U.S. Navy personnel involved in the humanitarian effort after Japan's March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Co. for more than $200 million in compensation, punitive damages and future medical costs for exposure to radiation that leaked from the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant at the time.
The plaintiffs include eight troops serving on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier — one of whom was pregnant at the time of the alleged exposure — and her daughter.
They charge that the utility, known as TEPCO, "knowingly and negligently caused, permitted and allowed misleading information concerning the true condition of the (plant) to be disseminated to the public, including the U.S. Navy Department," according to the complaint filed on Dec. 21 in a U.S. federal court in San Diego.

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Bob Yoss
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