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

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 16:54:54 CST 2012

For those of you who use Twitter, here is how to contact the NBC World
News reporter Kari Huus - @KariHuus .

The attorney, Paul Garner's e-mail is <pcg at garnerlaw.com>
Garner thinks he has a good case, but he certainly has little grasp of
the facts not when he says according to Huus

"The carrier was less than two football fields away from the Fukushima
Daiichi when it released a cloud of radiation," said Garner, speaking
to NBC News on Thursday."

I just told him that there is no way a carrier would be less than 600
feet from the reactor plants shoreline!  (actually, it would have to
less than about 300 feet from the breakwater that protected the plant.

Roger Helbig

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] US sailors sue Japan's TEPCO for post-quake
radiation exposure
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing
List" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>

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.

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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