(Newswire.net -- February 17, 2014) Orlando, FL. -- The Huffington Post news report titled "US Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File New Class Action" by Harvey Wasserman was published on 2/12/2014. This news reports states that, “The suit includes an infant born with a genetic condition to a sailor who served on the USS Ronald Reagan as radiation poured over it during the Fukushima meltdowns, and an American teenager living near the stricken site. It has also been left open for up to 70,000 U.S. citizens [who were] potentially affected by the radiation and will be able to join the class action suit."
The problems arising from the Fukushima radiation nuclear disaster just keep getting worse. There have been many news reports over the past few days stating that TEPCO withheld vital information about this radiation leak. If this information was disclosed promptly, there may have been some type of actions that could have been taken sooner. Now this radioactive disaster is affecting the entire world, with the U.S. seeing many different issues including this one reported by the Huffington Post.
The news report continues by explaining that the naval ship that came to the aid of Japan during the disaster is, “Now docked in San Diego, the USS Reagan's on-going safety has become a political hot potato. The $4.3 billion carrier is at the core of the U.S. Naval presence in the Pacific. Critics say it's too radioactive to operate or to scrap, and that it should be sunk, as were a number of U.S. ships contaminated by atmospheric Bomb tests in the South Pacific.”
The victims of this devastating radioactive disaster have countered with a 1 Billion dollar class action suit. “The re-filing comes as Tepco admits that it has underestimated certain radiation readings by a factor of five. And as eight more thyroid cancers have surfaced among children in the downwind region. Two new earthquakes have also struck near the Fukushima site. The amended action was filed in federal court in San Diego on Feb. 6, which would have been Reagan's 103rd birthday,” the Huffington Post news report claims.
Harvey Wasserman continues the news report by stating that, “The plaintiffs' ailments parallel those of downwinders irradiated at Hiroshima/Nagasaki (1945), during atmospheric Bomb tests (1946-1963), and from the radiation releases at Three Mile Island (1979) and Chernobyl (1986). Among them are reproductive problems and illnesses such as Leukemia, ulcers, gallbladder removals, brain cancer, testicular cancer, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, thyroid illnesses, stomach ailments and a host of other complaints unusual in such young adults."
“Some 4,000 supporters have signed petitions at nukefree.org, moveon.org, Avaaz and elsewhere,” the Huffington Post explains. Will you be a supporter and also sign these petitions?