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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 02:28 PM

Documents Say Navy Knew Fukushima Contaminated the USS Reagan

A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct a counter-measure wash down on the flight deck to remove potential radiation contamination while operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance in support of Operation Tomodachi, March 22, 2011. Picture taken March 22, 2011.

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan wash down the flight deck to remove potential radiation contamination while operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance in support of Operation Tomodachi, March 22, 2011.

If true, the revelations cast new light on the $1 billion lawsuit filed by the sailors against Tokyo Electric Power. Many of the sailors are already suffering devastating health impacts, but are being stonewalled by Tepco and the Navy.

The Reagan had joined several other U.S. ships in Operation Tomodachi (“Friendship”) to aid victims of the March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami. Photographic evidence and first-person testimony confirms that on March 12, 2011 the ship was within two miles of Fukushima Dai’ichi as the reactors there began to melt and explode.

In the midst of a snow storm, deck hands were enveloped in a warm cloud that came with a metallic taste. Sailors testify that the Reagan’s 5,500-member crew was told over the ship’s intercom to avoid drinking or bathing in desalinized water drawn from a radioactive sea. The huge carrier quickly ceased its humanitarian efforts and sailed 100 miles out to sea, where newly published internal Navy communications confirm it was still taking serious doses of radioactive fallout.


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Ichingcarpenter Feb 2014 OP
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #1
democratisphere Feb 2014 #2
Berlum Feb 2014 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2014 #4
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2014 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2014 #7
WillyT Feb 2014 #6
pa28 Feb 2014 #8
Berlum Feb 2014 #9
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #10
Sirveri Feb 2014 #11

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 02:49 PM

1. there's reason youre called G.I.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 03:18 PM

2. Very sad the sailors were exposed to lethal doses of radiation and sadder......

the Navy is stonewalling them.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:19 PM

3. The Relentless Onslaught of the Mutant Scientific Materialists, Inc.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:41 PM

4. As I wrote yesterday when this first was posted

 

let me feign surprise.

And I forgot to pick up bananas in honor of this.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:56 PM

5. The first nuclear plants in the US after 30 years

are being financed by the DOE loans.

Well here's a banana

Does Obama have something against Georgia? Is this his Sherman's march to the sea for future generations? A type of 34 dimensional chess against the south?......... just kidding but I like tossing bananas, not at you especially but for some to chew on..


I had two friends, vets, that died from
handling agent blue and agent orange which they had to fight the VA and the military for disabilities for years. I wonder how long these sailors will have to fight to win theirs?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:01 PM

7. Like Agent Orange, nothing to see here

 

sadly

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:57 PM

6. K & R !!!

 



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:17 PM

8. And where is TEPCO's P.R. department now?

I thought they would be on this thread posting about how the sailors are greedy opportunists looking for an easy payday and their story is bullshit (again).

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Response to pa28 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:28 PM

9. Where O' where?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:33 PM

10. Thank you for posting this

I think there's probably a lot about Fukushima that we'll never be told. And this is far from over.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:00 AM

11. Of course they knew, they have on board scanners and underwent a decontamination procedure.

I'm surprised the CO didn't order the ship to lock down using the nuclear warfare NBC precautions that the ship is trained to use, that is likely related, some full bird got his star and is playing games of CYA after the fact. I'm surprised they didn't secure the RO's and go on water restrictions. Oh well, what else is new, FTN.

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