Title: U.S. Sailors File Suit Against Fukushima Nuclear-Plant Operator
Source: Wall St. Journal
Author: Yoree Koh
Date: December 28, 2012
Eight U.S. Navy sailors who took part in rescue operations following last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan filed a damages suit last week against Tokyo Electric Power Co.
[...] One of the eight sailors also named her daughter, born seven months after the March 11 disasters, as a plaintiff in the suit. [...]
The sailors claim they “must now endure a lifetime of radiation poisoning and suffering which could have been avoided.” The filing doesn’t specify the sailors’ medical conditions before or after March 11. [...]
In an October report, Tepco for the first time admitted it had knowingly avoided implementing safety measures to protect the plant.
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Published: December 27th, 2012 at 11:11 pm ET