My comments: The effects of this nuclear disaster are far reaching. And have dire implications for our servicemen and for our country. There are warnings from China against eating shell fish,(read here) radiation alarms in our country have been going off. (read here) And still they won’t address this proper.
(Fox News) When the USS Ronald Reagan responded to the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, Navy sailors including Quartermaster Maurice Enis gladly pitched in with rescue efforts.
But months later, while still serving aboard the aircraft carrier, he began to notice strange lumps all over his body. Testing revealed he\’d been poisoned with radiation, and his illness would get worse. And his fiance and fellow Reagan quartermaster, Jamie Plym, who also spent several months helping near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, also began to develop frightening symptoms, including chronic bronchitis and hemorrhaging.
“I get so angry. They said as long as the plume was avoided we would be fine.”- Navy sailor Jamie Plym
They and 49 other U.S. Navy members who served aboard the Reagan and sister ship the USS Essex now trace illnesses including thyroid and testicular cancers, leukemia and brain tumors to the time spent aboard the massive ship, whose desalination system pulled in seawater that was used for drinking, cooking and bathing. In a lawsuit filed against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the plaintiffs claim the power company delayed telling the U.S. Navy the tsunami had caused a nuclear meltdown, sending huge amounts of contaminated water into the sea and, ultimately, into the ship’s water system.
- Sickened Navy crew members have lawsuit dismissed – TV: “Sailors say they have cancer”… of thyroid, gallbladder, testicles – Unremitting headaches, rectal bleeding, tumors, bodies deteriorating (VIDEO) (enenews.com)