Gallery: Eight US Sailors Sue Tepco Over Fukushima Radiation Exposure


Eight US sailors have filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) that owns the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami struck in March, 2011. The soldiers who provided relief operations in the aftermath of the disaster claim that Tepco failed to release accurate information about the level of risk as a result of leaking radiation, as a result of which they were exposed to dangerous amounts.

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  1. macdoodle December 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I’m confused. Why did the Navy not also test for safety for troops? Did or should have anyone known before the sailors went in? Why were they not wearing max protective gear just in case?
    Is TEPCO under the same management? Or are more responsible people now at the helm? Same to be asked of the US NAVY supervision on this job.

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