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

Tom Simpson bullet308 at att.net
Sat Dec 29 16:48:22 CST 2012

Just read over it. Did I miss the part where they state the kind and 
level of exposure alleged? Hard to quantify damages if you cant quantify 
damage in some way. Lot of talk about how bad it was on-site but nothing 
to quantify the levels encountered onboard USS Ronald Reagan, which was 
a fair ways out to sea and should be fully outfitted to operate in an 
NBC environment far more intense than any levels seen here.


On 12/29/2012 05:05 PM, Roger Helbig wrote:
> There is a link in the NBC News story to the full legal complaint posted
> here - suggest that all contact local news media and offer suggestions
> about this law suit which is getting widespread anti-nuclear coverage all
> over the world.
> http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/z_Personal/Huus/Fukushima.pdf
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Don's Comcast <mcclure-da at comcast.net>wrote:
>> Something funny here alright.
>> D A McClure
>> (404) 694-4036
>> Voice & Text
>> On Dec 29, 2012, at 2:45 PM, "Perle, Sandy" <sperle at mirion.com> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> 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.
>>> Full story at
>> http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/27/16197507-us-sailors-sue-japans-tepco-for-post-quake-radiation-exposure?lite
>>> Bob Yoss
>>> ryoss at mcw.edu<mailto:ryoss at mcw.edu>
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