Voice of Russia – US Edition, Jan. 15, 2014:
7:30 in — Paul C. Garner, attorney for Navy sailors exposed to Fukushima radioactive contamination: They’re out there in the elements breathing it in, soaking it in. According to Lindsay Cooper who was on the deck, it started to snow and then she tasted this metallic taste in her mouth, and so did the others. And they were having snow ball fights and joking around about it, until they were warned that it was radioactive and they should not be doing that.
9:45 in — Garner: They were considered to be too highly radioactive [...] The Reagan sailed around for weeks before they could find a friendly port to land in. By that time the people on board were pretty well toast. And the Reagan itself became contaminated. After that the Reagan spent a year and half in Bremerton, Washington for what they considered to be routine maintenance, but it was anything but routine. They decontaminated the vessel as best they could, and they shipped the contaminated debris over to Hanford.
13:00 in — Garner: They didn’t have any prior family histories of leukemias, incessant bleeding from their anus or from their vagina, they didn’t have problems with their vision like Louie Viernes who’s on the Washington now, who’s blind in one eye. […] There’s just too many people at the same place at the same time without any family background or any reason to believe that they have these issues, to now show up with these significant cancers and beyond.
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Published: January 16th, 2014 at 2:20 pm ET