[ RadSafe ] Sailors from the Ronald Reagan sueing TEPCO

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Mon Dec 23 17:04:57 CST 2013


I read something about this earlier.  The contention is that the sailors
were exposed because contaminated water was taken into the ship's water
system, and the sailors drank it and bathed in it.  

I was in the Navy for a fair time, and while I was never stationed on
the RR, I am pretty confident they do not drink or bath in sea water; I
know that I didn't on any of the ships I was on.  Furthermore, I feel
pretty confident the evaporator and/or distillation systems used on the
RR would not pass many contaminates through.  Finally, give the size of
the Rad Shop on a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, I would bet money
that there was some sampling and analysis of water both before and after
it was made potable.  

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