New York Post, Dec. 22, 2013: [...] three years after their deployment on a humanitarian mission to Japan’s ravaged coast [scores of] crew members on the [USS Ronald Reagan] aircraft carrier and a half-dozen other support ships are battling cancers, thyroid disease, uterine bleeding and other ailments. [...] The fallout of those four days spent off the Fukushima coast has been tragic to many of the 5,000 sailors who were there. [...] At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday. “We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner [...] “Then you have thyroid polyps, other thyroid diseases” [...]
Interview with Charles Bonner, one of the attorneys representing 3/11 first responders, EON, published Dec. 20, 2013 (at 16:00 in): We also want to bring awareness […] to the 70,000 first responders — who went to Japan to help in this rescue mission — that they’re all at risk, in fact we’re all at risk. This radiated water* is going to hit right here in San Diego, and the Pacific Ocean [coast of U.S. and Canada] in 2015**.
* Forecast model shown in video simulates the transport of tsunami debris — not radioactive contamination.
** Recent reports from gov’t scientists reveal the Fukushima ocean plume hit West Coast months ago.
Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds, KBOO, Nov. 2013 (at 53:00 in): “Billions of people rely on [the Pacific Ocean] for fishing, and for drinking, and for recreation and stuff like that. So that we’ve contaminated a body of water with, what scientists in the nuclear iunduryu would say, is too low to worry about — but when you take a source that’s dilute, and you multiply it by the billions of people that in fact use that source, you can expect an enormous amount of cancers as a result.”
Interview with radioactive waste watchdog Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, Truthout, Dec. 19, 2013: The National Academy of Sciences in the United States has affirmed for decades that any exposure to radioactivity, no matter how low the dose, carries a health risk for cancer. […] Another dynamic of great concern […] is the attitude of the nuclear establishment that the Pacific Ocean will dilute radioactivity […] “We are at the top of the food chain, so we’re going to get the most concentrated dose from seafood” [...]
Published: December 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 am ET
- NBC Nightly News: ‘Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain?’ — USA Today: News getting worse at Fukushima, widespread suspicion leaks into ocean ‘underreported’ — Expert: “I’m not trying to be alarmist… but how will we know it’s safe” for West Coast? (VIDEO) March 9, 2014
- Nuclear Engineer: We’ve already seen genetic defects and radiation-induced illness after Fukushima — Baby of Navy sailor born with multiple genetic mutations, mother pregnant aboard USS Reagan for Japan rescue mission (VIDEO) March 4, 2014
- ABC in Fukushima: Radiation to be at U.S. coast early this year — Expert concerned about effects on food chain from unprecedented amount of migrating radioactivity — They tried to stop leaks, it’s just not working — Tepco: We don’t know what’s gone into ocean (VIDEO) January 10, 2014
- Radiation Expert: Enormous amount of contamination flowing from Fukushima will probably imperil entire Pacific Ocean — Threatens other countries, food chain — Absolutely can reach U.S. and Canadian shores (VIDEO) August 12, 2013
- Radiation Expert: It’s terrifying how Pacific ecosystem has collapsed since Fukushima — Plutonium and uranium suspected of spreading through food chain (VIDEO) January 8, 2014