Navy Sailors After Fukushima: They’ve got leukemia, testicular cancer, growths… They’ve had surgery to remove brain lesions and lost sight in eye (VIDEO)

Published: February 11th, 2013 at 11:29 am ET


Title: 70,000 US Service Personnel Exposed To Radiation: Operation Tomodachi 3/11
Source: Nuked Radio with RadChick
Date Published: Feb 9, 2013

At 36:45 in

Attorney Paul C. Garner, representing U.S. service members who were in Japan after 3/11: They’ve got leukemia, they have growths, they’re undergoing surgery to remove lesions in their brains, a couple of them have had them and have lost the sight in their eye.

One guy has testicular cancer he was aboard the Reagan, he’s 21, he had one of his testicles removed already.

You know what their talking points are, the Tepco people and those in power? It’s all low-level radiation, nothing to worry about. It’s too little to worry about.  […] If they get away with this then what did we fight Watergate for?

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Published: February 11th, 2013 at 11:29 am ET


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27 comments to Navy Sailors After Fukushima: They’ve got leukemia, testicular cancer, growths… They’ve had surgery to remove brain lesions and lost sight in eye (VIDEO)

  • The Constitutional rights of these US citizens have been violated.

    U.S. Government is obliged by its constitution to promote the "general Welfare."

    Denial of great harm to U.S. military personnel could only be rationalized legally if it was being done to protect the more general welfare of the U.S. people.

    However, since the U.S. knows the extent of radioactive releases, it is obliged to protect all U.S. citizens who might also be affected, albeit at lower levels.

    Yet the only edict the US has enacted publicly has been the call for US citizens to stay 50 miles from the plant in March 2011.

    So, since the U.S. government does NOT appear to be protecting the general Welfare of its citizens, we can conclude also that the general Welfare of its soldiers is being disregarded also.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Hi majia; The "families" of the US military are the ones whose Constitutional rights have been violated,but the enlisted men & women have no rights once they sign the contract and take the oath which includes includes signing away ALL Constitutional and even basic human rights and the only "rights" they have left are the ones guaranteeing a free burial and the US flag that draped their coffins and surviving family beneficiaries may receive any pay still owed & serviceman's group life insurance policies-but ZERO responsibility,accountability and compensation related to incompetence displayed by commanders that led to their illnesses and/or death regardless of who is PROVEN to be at fault!!(?)~ I'm very well versed on the subject unfortunately and have personal experience regarding the issue including the impacts of the immoral policy on those who signed away their right to,or even expect humane treatment since signing away basic rights also includes accepting the fact that they also must accept being officially declared "expendable" govt. property. I have 3 friends in Japan,two of which are members of the US military stationed there and one who is a nuker privy to info that could get him/her in serious trouble for things that he/she mentioned to me privately & have to figure out how I can protect my sources if my request for certain innocuous documents which weren't security threats except for a few short sentences that contradict TPTB's B.S., public…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        cont'd-"public statements to the contrary which downplays the radiation hazards faced by military personnel & their families"(?)!!~ I actually had a few moments that I'd been of the opinion that one young man sent to Japan & stationed closer to Fukushima NPP than I'd want my loved ones to be near for even 3-4 minutes,much less the 3-4 years the kid will be spending there-that the best chance he would have to survive and/or avoid the threatening health issues becoming known by those who spent much less time there would be to get into serious trouble leading to being court-martialed & sent back to military prison in the USA for the remainder of what what would've been a death-sentence soon after arrival & living,breathing & eating,etc. had they honorably performed their duties during the years of being stationed there??!!~It's pretty bad when I would have to repeatedly bite my tongue to keep from strongly advising a freshly-graduated enlistee to go AWOL,etc. instead of reporting to their assigned duty station(?)!! I'm deeply proud of the men & women who serve in the US military,but I'm just as deeply suspicious of,and have much contempt for the govt.,especially the Administration issuing them their orders!! I'm still shocked that the people of Japan who I used to hold deep respect for their culture,intelligence & logic-would allow the vile industry & the organized crime syndicates responsible to continue governing through their govt."puppets"to"kill"Japan?!!~ :(…

        • patb2009

          this will be troublesome as the Navy ordered them to duty in japan or offshore and knew enough of how dangerous it was

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    There can't be anyone in any branch of the US military that isn't paying attention to this. Either they are directly affected and know their government has doomed them and their families to a certain horrible death, or those that are not directly affected, but know their government will kill them off anytime it's expedient to do so.

    I can't imagine what morale is among those that have volunteered to keep us safe.

    The true measure of any society is how they take care of their servicemembers. We are now on a straight descent down.

  • Yes they're taking lots of care:

    "Dr. Kang found that male Gulf War veterans reported having infants with likely birth defects at twice the rate of non-veterans. Furthermore, female Gulf War veterans were almost three times more likely to report children with birth defects than their non-Gulf counterparts. The numbers changed somewhat with medical records verification. However, Dr. Kang and his colleagues concluded that the risk of birth defects in children of deployed male veterans still was about 2.2 times that of non-deployed veterans.
    The U.S. Army has commissioned ongoing research into potential risks of depleted uranium and other projectile weapon materials like tungsten, which the U.S. Navy has used in place of DU since 1993. Studies by the U.S. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute conclude that moderate exposures to either depleted uranium or uranium present a significant toxicological threat.

    The conclusions of the study show that brain damage from chronic uranium intoxication is possible at lower doses than previously thought."

    • "Radiation from Chernobyl reached Wales and in Britain you sometimes get red dust from the Sahara on your car."

      The red sand-dust he (Busby) talks about is interesting. When I visited France a few times you could see it all over the cars parked outside. I was told by locals that it comes from "Africa". Well, thanks to Busby, we now know what is in that dust.

      I'm also thinking of the "dust" from polluted China – hitting our West Coast, in addition to Fukey fallout.

      …by illegally using hundreds of tons of depleted uranium (DU) against Iraq, Britain and America have gravely endangered not only the Iraqis but the whole world.

      For these weapons have released deadly, carcinogenic and mutagenic, radioactive particles in such abundance that-whipped up by sandstorms and carried on trade winds – there is no corner of the globe they cannot penetrate-including Britain. For the wind has no boundaries and time is on their side: the radioactivity persists for over 4,500,000,000 years and can cause cancer, leukemia, brain damage, kidney failure, and extreme birth defects – killing millions of every age for centuries to come. A crime against humanity which may, in the eyes of historians, rank with the worst atrocities of all time.

      • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


        Don't worry Pu239, tonight you will hear the President address this and apologize to the nation on his "State" of the Union message. (Sarcasm).

  • Anthony Anthony

    A Lasting Legacy Of The Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 2: The Navy Life – Into The Abyss
    Energy Matters | Posted: 02/11/2013 12:39 pm EST

      • Anthony Anthony

        **The NRC itself was flying blind. The agency had believed it was virtually impossible to have multiple meltdowns at the same site. As a result, their emergency models all involved the healthy plant using its working systems to control critical systems in the stricken plant until the problems were solved. Jaczko had publicly urged calm and for Americans in Japan to follow the guidelines of the Japanese government. NRC press releases in the United States all stated prominently that there was no danger from radioactive fallout.

        But the transcripts tell another story.

        On March 14 Jaczko’s conference call was interrupted by senior executive Jack Grob with bad news:**

        • Anthony Anthony

          **“The U.S. military believes the No. 4 reactor is in danger. It feels every step should be taken to cool the reactor, including using the SDF,” the cable said. “The United States has made various preparations to deal with the nuclear accident. The president is also very concerned…” ( )**

          • Anthony Anthony

            **“I mean, this is beginning to feel like an emergency drill where everything goes wrong and you can’t, you know, you can’t imagine how these things, all of them, can go wrong.”

            But the NRC released several daily press releases, all reassuring the public that there was no danger to the public.

            And on the high seas and at the American naval installations, the sailors of Operation Tomodachi were on their own.

            –Winifred Bird contributed reporting from Japan**

            • Anthony Anthony

              A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 1 Radioactive Contamination of American Sailors
              “Normal outside radiation exposure is between five and 10 CCPM,” he said. “And that’s from the sun. At Atsugi, the background readings were between 200 and 300 CCPM in the air. It was all over. The water was radiated. The ground was radiated. The air was radiated.

              “The rule was if there was anything over a count of 500 you needed special gloves. Over 1,000 CCPM and you needed a Tyvek radiation suit. And if it was over 5,000 you needed an entire outfit – suit, respirator, goggles, and two sets of gloves. You couldn’t put a contaminated radiator back into the helicopters – they had to be replaced. I remember pulling out a radiator and it read 60,000 CCPM.”

              But in the end, the safety equipment may not have been enough.


          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            "The president is also very concerned…" Then did nothing to help anyone, other than the owners and builders of nuclear power plants.

            The military has planned scenarios for multiple NPP destruction for decades, whether we are attacking an enemy's plants, or if they are attacking ours. Now all run on supercomputers, with data available within minutes.

            Our government knew quite well what was going to happen, and decided to protect the nuclear industry over the lives of people of the world.

            • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

              @Time is Short

              "The president is also very concerned…"

              Right. He was so concerned that he went to South America failing to alert anyone of us.

  • dka

    At least Americans are coming out and speaking. All the symptoms they have are strongly correlated with internal exposure.
    There symptoms are listed in health effects of radiation contaminations. They could even trace their thyroid problems using new technics to identify radiation induced thyroid dna damages. But CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox, etc…are they speaking about this?

  • Mack Mack

    Maybe this study will help their lawsuit:

    "In one of the largest and longest follow-up studies ever conducted to assess the effects of ionizing radiation upon the development of soft tissue sarcomas in humans, the investigators found that much lower levels than previously ever identified lead to the development of soft tissue sarcomas and poor survival rates."

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Man-man radiation is being forced on the world, and making people ill. Must be outlawed.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Hmm, I wonder why the 22 year old sailor was medivaced to Harborview…

    USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Bremerton for year of maintenance
    January 11, 2012 · 9:26 AM

    BREMERTON (NNS) — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton Jan. 10 to begin a major maintenance period.

    Reagan's Dock Planned Incremental Availability is scheduled to be conducted over the next year.

    While en route Jan. 10 to Bremerton, the Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old sailor off the Reagan near Port Townsend.

    Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew at 7:30 a.m., arriving on scene at approximately 8:10 a.m.

    The sailor was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, arriving at 8:39 a.m., and reported to be in stable condition. The cause of the sailor's hospitalization was not reported.

    Dock Planned Incremental Availability = Decontamination

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      The fresh water system is thoroughly contaminated, let alone the rest of the ship. Full replacement needed.

      The Navy is facing having to scrap a relatively new carrier, and every other ship that was out there.

      Or send them back out, let the sailors die, and face the consequences later.

      Guess what the Commander-in-Chief is going to do.

  • Jebus Jebus

    And it looks like it was a very special occasion…

    Does the secretary of the navy always do this?

    Secretary of Navy Visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Following the reenlistment ceremony, Mabus headed to Reagan to visit with the crew and to have lunch with some Sailors. The visit ended with a cake-cutting ceremony commemorating the birthday of the ship’s namesake, President Ronald Reagan.

    “It was a moving experience to sit down right next to Mr. Mabus and have a normal conversation with him,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Elizabeth Irby. “I was able to ask a couple of questions I’ve had on my mind for a while and I was able to get answer directly from someone who could answer my questions.”

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      He needed to find out what the sailors are thinking about the lawsuit, and their own personal exposure. Now he can go back to DC and plan a massive coverup.

      I served. This is as disgusting as it gets. Well, it's early yet…

  • nedlifromvermont

    there are lies, and there are damned lies, and there are crimes of errors of omission …

    Let the anti-nuclear pogrom begin!

    peace …

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Chronology of Operation Tomodachi

    How many participants were exposed to high levels of without their knowledge?

  • c

    The film "3.11: Surviving Japan", the only film to interview TEPCO will show in theatres March 11th in several US cities by advanced tickets only

    Please use this opportunity to spread the news to the masses about this disaster.

  • hatrick penry

    Why won't enenews promote one of my articles that shows proof from the NRC FOIA documents that the Navy knew all about the radioactive plume and fallout but sacrificed our sailors to save nuclear power?