Passing the Nuclear Buck
US Naval personnel serving as part of the ‘Operation Tomadachi’ Fukushima relief mission were the first Americans to be impacted by radioactive fallout from the disaster (but probably not the last). Hundreds have experienced serious health effects, cancer ridden babies and some have died. Expectations that they could expect justice in a Japanese court is delusional.
As the article notes, “To seek remedy in Japan, the sailors would have to be able to afford the trip, be healthy enough to travel, hire a Japanese lawyer, have their medical records translated, and appear before a tribunal.
This is a deeply unjust and tragic outcome for a case we have been covering since 2012. Our video reports on the case have had thousands of views.
US Sailors Sue TEPCO for Radioactive Fallout Cover-Up
Former Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi supports US sailors injured by Fukushima radiation
Former Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi tears up in dialogue with audience about US sailors
US sailors’ attorney Charles Bonner gives update on lawsuit for Fukushima radiation injuries
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Koide Hiroaki, retired from the Kyoto University Reactor Research Institute (presently called the Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science Research), is arguably the most celebrated critic of nuclear power and the handling of the Fukushima disaster.
Aerial view of temporary storage site for flexible container bags containing soil from decontamination. Hōrai District, Fukushima City, April 2018.
Making Invisible the Visible Artifacts of Invisible Radioactive Contamination
(after picture, below) “Staying in contaminated areas hurts the body, but evacuation crushes the soul. These abandoned people have been living in anguish every day for nearly eight years.”
The microscopic particles unleashed by the plant’s explosions are also a potential environmental and health concern
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