Waterbourne Hazard Capability: Operation Tomodachi, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), 2012 Symposium (at 6:15 in): “A little bit of a hiccup along the way to be honest with you. The Tepco readings were actually 3 to 4 days before they actually gave us the readings of what the buoy markers were.”
The Challenges and Methods for Source Term Estimation, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 2013 Symposium: “There were some significant challenges with [Fukushima Daiichi's] source term […] Why is this important? We have these maps like this radiation fallout map. But it turns out that this map doesn’t necessarily reflect airborne inhalation exposures, which is critical to determining who was exposed and the extent of their radiation exposure and the subsequent medical impacts they may experience.”
Navy lawsuit claims sailors exposed to Fukushima radiation — Sailors say radiation contaminated water supply
Shepard Smith, anchor: More than 50 current and former U.S. Navy sailors say radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has made them sick […] Experts say that the disaster released dangerous levels of radiation into the air and into the ocean. […] What’s the latest in this case now? I wasn’t aware this was so widespread.
Lea Gabrielle, reporter: [...] It’s important to note these sailors are not actually suing the U.S. government, there are laws that prevent active duty personnel from doing just that.
See also: Fox News: "So many US sailors coming forward" with symptoms after mission near Fukushima; "Strange lumps all over... he'd been poisoned with radiation"; Hemorrhaging, cancers, leukemia, tumors -- Another 50 service members may join lawsuit
Published: December 20th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET