US sailors “have won the major battle” in Fukushima lawsuit — Now 200 young Navy and Marines with leukemia, organs removed, brain tumors/cancer, blindness, more — Gov’t: Fukushima a terrible tragedy… Navy ships under threat and didn’t know where to go, some ‘very interesting’ moments… That radiation will kill you like a nuclear weapon (VIDEO)

Published: October 30th, 2014 at 4:19 pm ET


Stars  & Stripes, Oct. 30, 2014: A US federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against [TEPCO, GE, EBASCO, Toshiba & Hitachi]…. “It is not over, but we have won the major battle,” lawyer Charles Bonner wrote… “THANK GOD!!!!!” responded Lindsay Cooper, the first USS Ronald Reagan sailor to come forward… [The] ruling was a bit of a surprise… [Sailors] alleged that TEPCO’s misinformation coaxed US forces closer… More ailing servicemembers came forward citing exposure-related ailments such as unexplained cancers, excessive bleeding and thyroid issues… [Attorneys] said additional plaintiffs are continuing to come forward with “serious ailments from radiation”

Bloomberg, Oct. 30, 2014: Judge Janis L. Sammartino… denied the request by [Tepco] to dismiss… Tepco had argued the U.S. military had contributed to the plaintiffs’ harm…

Charles Bonner & Cabral Bonner & Paul Garner, Esq. Press Release (via Nuclear Hotseat), Oct. 29, 2014: U.S. Navy Sailors have won a crucial battle… A Federal judge has ruled that the sailors’ class action law suit may go forward… 200 young sailors [say] TEPCO deliberately lied to the public and the U.S. Navy about the radiation levels… Up to 70,000 U.S. citizens were potentially affected by the radiation and will be able to join the class action suit… The lawsuit includes claims for illnesses such as Leukemia, ulcers, gall bladder removals, brain cancer, brain tumors, testicular cancer, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, thyroid illnesses, stomach ailments and a host of other complaints unusual in such young adults… One Sailor, age 22… states, “Upon my return from Operation Tomodachi, I began losing my eyesight.I lost all vision in my left eye and most vision in my right eye. I am unable to read street signs and am no longer able to drive… I know of no family members who have had leukemia.”… The sailors would like the general public to contact their members of Congress, locally elected officials, and President Obama and implore them to tell the Government of Japan to (1) apply the principles of “Operation Tomodachi” to the Plaintiff-victims and help these U.S. Sailors; and (2) tell TEPCO to stop shirking responsibility…

Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 2014:

  • Ken Myers, DTRA Director: The nuclear crisis in Japan… was a terrible tragedy… It wasn’t just the nuclear threat on land… All of that nuclear material was spilling into the ocean… spreading around the Pacific… US Navy was potentially at threat, because the last thing you want to do is take a carrier strike force through a large nuclear contaminated area. There were some very interesting moments where we were in direct contact with the US Navy, recommending paths to stay out of nuclear contaminated area. There are a lot of people around here who boast that they were driving the carriers
  • Ronnie Faircloth, DTRA Director of Operations: The radiation exposure coming off of that civil nuclear reactor will kill you just as well as a nuclear weapon.
  • Watch the DTRA video here
Published: October 30th, 2014 at 4:19 pm ET


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  • bf9 bf9

    *Slow clap increasing to roaring applause*

    Don't let off the gas pedal guys- sue them straight to the seventh layer of hell.

  • bo bo

    The lawsuit now includes GE !

    From fukuleaks –
    'The lawsuit originally was just against TEPCO. Along with this news that the district court has upheld the suit so it can move forward, the cause now includes GE, Hitachi, Ebasco and Toshiba as defendants. The list of new defendants includes all the parties involved in the design and construction of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. Greenpeace had previously brought this issue up, that the designers and construction companies responsible for the failed plant should be held liable for the massive failure during the disaster.' 

    • bo bo

      To review-

      'The reactors for Units 1, 2, and 6 were supplied by General Electric, those for Units 3 and 5 by Toshiba, and Unit 4 by Hitachi. All six reactors were designed by General Electric. Architectural design for General Electric's units was done by Ebasco. All construction was done by Kajima.'

      Re-reposting this link here so this is consolidated –

    • nedlifromvermont

      Google Dale Bridenbaugh of the 'GE Three:' hero, Vice President for Quality Control in GE's Reactor Sales Division who left GE publicly and with prejudice; he testified openly to Congress (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy) ((never has so much harm been done to so many by so few as by this singular joint committee)) rivaling the damage done to European Jewry due to the meeting at Wannsee in December 1941, immediately following Pearl Harbor;

      Even top people at NRC agreed with him and others; that GE's designs and attention to high quality were lacking; now we are all paying the piper;

      My Great grandfather founded General Electric Company in 1890, with JPMorgan's approval. C. A. Coffin was running Thompson-Houston Company (they made a better dynamo,) and according to family legend, it was he who suggested a merger to Morgan's lieutenants; thus General Electric Company was born;

      Coffin went on to help found many of the utility companies we know and hate so much: Florida Power and Light, Idaho Power and Light; American Electric Power Company etc. etc.

      Coffin would have vetoed nuclear power I am sure. He was a Quaker and not a psychopath; but by 1946 Coffin was twenty years dead; his son, Ned, for whom I am named, had predeceased his father, a victim of peritonitis before antibiotics became widely introduced;

      I am sick to be related to GE: the company which built the machines which have destroyed Japan, the Pacific Ocean; humanity's innocence;

      • You left out Edison General Electric, a dark age in the DC/AC time of developing products to murder people with electric chairs.

        Oh well, truth is truth.

        Seems like GE(H) has always tempted death and design trickery. Even to this very date.

        Nothing personal, but truth is truth.

      • Dick Shenary

        nedlifromvermont – If it is of any comfort to you, you cannot be faulted for the sins of your genetic line. I too have some measure of guilt as I worked many years ago for GE. Your posts are absolute proofs of your current thought processes. That's all that counts.

      • MGLLC

        It isn't your fault about the choices made by your great grandfather. Mine came around the horn to San Francisco from Boston in 1849….became a police judge……our people, for better or worse, built this country. GE was a good company for a long time, it is out of our hands when greedy guts move in and build monopolies. TEPCO controls 96% of Japan's power grid, so they have a lot of power….
        There are many questions for which I would like the answers:
        What happened to the Fukushima citizens Japan forced to move back home regardless it was a death trap?
        What happened to the workers sent to clean up TEPCO plants, those poor souls deeply in debt to gangsters in Tokyo sent there to work off their debts?
        What happened to the homeless sent there to work?
        What happened to the so-called clean up?
        Who pays for the dead Pacific Ocean and all the dead fish?
        Who will clean up the barnacles that now litter our once beautiful CA beaches instead of sea shells?
        Who will answer for all the dead pets that are dying at 3-4 years of age in CA?
        I can go on, but I think you get my point.
        These evil monopolies will fight in courts forever because they have deep pockets. US courts are just as corrupt, and this case will be knocked aound for years.
        They won nothing. They are dead or dying. Their families can fight, but in the end, nothing will be changed. To me, that is the worst part, nothing good comes of it.

        • Only genuine repentance is accepted. Could you imagine a General Electric Hitachi abandoning nuclear atomic power production to make green energy products and cleaning technologies for the environment?

          GOD like entities would no longer be terrorists of turtle island, California division.

          This message brought to you by Celestial Broadcasting Service now broadcasting on the human mind network. Bablecorp fear us. Left, Right, Forward, Reverse.

  • fragilespecies

    Yes! Perhaps now some actual news and actual mitigation will begin… One can only hope. This has been kept under the rug so long..the rug is threadbare…at the very least they can no longer say noone was injured or killed. Please please come out with it. Peace and prayers for all.

  • GEEEE EEEEE… Your money, or your life…

    Good, F. P. Doyle may rest a little easier now…

    May all of the effected personnel get some reward for their suffering. I know I sure the hell have NOT had any help for mine. But that is no reason to expect everyone effected has to… I am FU for life by FUKU. At least those sailors who were ordered in have hope now to at least not loose their homes. All my wife woulda got is a death tax bill, if I had not survived.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Excellent! 🙂

    Shut all these Nuclear Rattle/Spewing Poisons/Death Traps down worldwide..and do this now!

    Shut them all down now.. via International Law!

    • WindorSolarPlease

      I second that obewanspeaks

      • nedlifromvermont

        It (the Court system) is our only hope … they have the airwaves, the guns and the drones …

        The down-winder case which was retried twenty-five years later, because it was ruled that a fraud had been perpetrated on the federal court at the first trial, in 1954 … told excellently in John Fuller's "The Day we Bombed Utah" is precedent …

        Californians don't want 'em; New Yorkers don't want 'em; you can't pay to close 'em;' nuclear power is just a big fat boondoogle

        peace 'newsers rest

        Nedli out

        • MGLLC

          If US courts are our only answer, we are all screwed. They are as corrupt as the monopolies these poor sailors are fighting. They have already lost, they are dead or dying, and nothing has been accomplished beyond being allowed to continue the lawsuit. So far, that is all that has been accomplished, and it doesn't change much.
          The monopolies the sailors are fighting will knock this case around for years, they don't care, and the courts are not honest…….I am not optomistic, but I am also of advanced age, so have little faith in our system. Monopolies have choked the lifeblood out of America and it's people.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    A battle won, but their biggest battles are ahead of them. I'm sure they would rather turn in that win, to have their old life back again.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Special kudos to Socrates and Admin and all the enewsers whose research has helped.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It is stupid/dumb to use/release poisons to generate electricity on this planet! 🙁

    We are smarter and better than this! 🙂

    70 years of constant lies.. must come to an end! 🙂

  • They will let the vets die without any concern at all.

    Because until the American public wake-up to the fact that they are ruled by a bunch of psychopaths, nothing will ever change.

    They use the Muslim bogeyman paranoia, et al, to try and silence those of us in the rest of the world, who understand what a complete con pax america is.

    America is the most vile nation state that has ever existed on Earth.

    Americans are some of the most wonderful people you'll meet anywhere.

    It's a quandary, isn't it.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      Most nation states in the world have been much worse. Is there a justice system in this nation? Yes. Let's not pretend that no one is doing anything to bring justice for these servicemen and all the rest of us suffering from radioactive fallout, continuous since the 1940s.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Quite a quandary..says he! 🙂

    • combomelt combomelt

      "They will let the vets die without any concern at all.

      Because until the American public wake-up to the fact that they are ruled by a bunch of psychopaths, nothing will ever change.

      They use the Muslim bogeyman paranoia, et al, to try and silence those of us in the rest of the world, who understand what a complete con pax america is.

      America is the most vile nation state that has ever existed on Earth.

      Americans are some of the most wonderful people you'll meet anywhere.

      It's a quandary, isn't it."

      my fix…
      "They will let everyone die without any concern at all.

      Because until sheeple wake-up to the fact that they are ruled by a bunch of psychopaths, nothing will ever change.

      They use the banana and potato chip paranoia, et al, to try and silence those of us in the world, who understand what a complete con pax nuclear is.

      Britain is the most vile nation state that has ever existed on Earth.

      Brits are some of the most wonderful people you'll meet anywhere.

      It's a quandary, isn't it."

      • combomelt combomelt

        get over your anti-american crap, it's ANY govt that props up the cabal, including the US, Britain, China, France, Russia and Canada. + a whole butt-ton of other a-holes in the Club.

        • humptydumpty humptydumpty

          There are others that appear to be outliers: North Korea, Israel, Pakistan, and India. They may contract with the cabal to build them, but they are not responsible to their own public, let alone to world opinion.

          But let's get down to the nitty gritty: It's MALES that are the problem here. MEN who must have their nuke WMDs to prove their macho strength and wield power over others, and nuke tech machines with which to make a killing in the energy market…and the women who act subservient and acquiescent toward them. (There's not much better hope in the U.S. should Hillary be installed at the helm.)

          • You didn't really do that overt of male dashing did you?

            Truly, as we see more women rise into positions of authority, there are plenty of nuker females who are just as pyschopathic as the men.

            Tammy at WIPP for one, the the NRC female who just left….its an equal opportunity type of insanity

            • @ stock, yeah it really is a mimicking nightmare when some women use the same lack of consciousness and ethics to fight their way to the top. It's too bad they also aren't REALLY representing the people that hoped they'd have a teensy bit functioning and accountability going on in their hearts.

              We desperately need more truly good men and women to seize those jobs.

            • Magda

              From memory – in any group of sociopaths/psychopaths, 2/3rds will be male and 1/3rd female. Not much hope for women to do any better in politics, is there? Peace.

    • MGLLC

      You say some very true things. Napoleon once said Louis XVI would never have lost his throne (or head), had he control of the press. If you turn on US media, (you are probably too smart for that) and just do a quick scan of the so-called cable news channels, you will see all cover a maximum of three topics a day. Ebola,which isn't a problem in the US, the Boogymen from the middle east, and the Great RECOVERY in the economy…….regardless unemployment is as bad as it was in 2008…….I can go on, but you already know what I would say. I agree profoundly. Great post.

  • Checkmate

    Stop working at your nuke jobs! Save your family and yourself! Stop work today!

  • harv33021

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but all of those guys on the ship will be dead and gone before this case is settled. I expect the lawyers won't have to work after the
    case is finally over. I am not knocking the lawyers. The pay off on this will be huge and they will have earned it. Hell, they'll probably be dead too. In fact a whole bunch of us will be dead before this thing is settled, including me. Damn. S*** happens.

    • MGLLC

      You said it in far fewer words than I could. The sailors have not won, all they have is the right to continue in the corrupt US courts. They are dead or dying right now. Fighting deep pockets, it will go on for many years, the greedy monopolies don't care.

      • humptydumpty humptydumpty

        But there's some consolation in that there will be a public hearing of the whole dirty business, plus the likelihood that others (the Japanese people?) may pursue justice, as well.

  • Checkmate

    Now where are all the pro-nukers? And where all the shills saying radiation is good for you?
    Come on out of hiding and say this is not related to Fuku since it happened 2 or 3 years ago.

    Where are you….???

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    There is no cause for rejoicing. The deaths and ruined lives will not be restored. They will use tax payer money to settle, it wont shut down the powers that be.

    The reality is that it should be against the law to destroy the earth, to poison animals and people, and those perpetrators should have been shut down long ago if there was legal justice.

    Personal injury is like a back door way to go after the ones above the law. One high power lawyer against the other; who pays their bills? Its a travesty, a money "making" scheme that does not bring true justice. For every man receiving radiation on that ship, a thousand more animals got the same or worse! Fallout is for everybody!

    Of course the dying and their widows/children should be paid…but directly out of the pockets of the rich whos money came at the expense of all the animals on land and sea. And how will we ever "compensate" THEM? Rob Peter to pay Paul…no money was created, only lives lost.

    • bo bo

      Very true code – and in the end I bet TEPCO will somehow find a way to place the financial burden on the average Japanese citizen, who are themselves already victims.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      You are very wise..says he! 🙂

    • bo bo

      Even if everyone is dead, and only lawyers get rich.. it could still put some kind of a mental break on the current rah-rah build'em everywhere attitude ..?

      When Westinghouse-designed AP1000 breaks down – right now, if I'm not mistaken – they have a sweet set up where they get paid for intellectual rights ( I'm guessing it's like royalties?) every time an AP 1000 gets sold, but they are not liable for problems – which I'm sure they know there will be).. so they basically don't give a f#ck.

      Although a part of me finds the idea of 'defective design' for a nuke power plant ridiculous .. all nuke plants are defective. Kind of like when people get upset when politicians lie.

      • Cisco Cisco

        Dead on bo, " all nuke plants are defective." News flash to all the ignorant and paid-off politicians: Nuclear power generating plants are radioactive leakers and atmospheric dischargers; that's part of their "safety design". They are designed and engineered to reduce pressure and discharge radioactive isotopes into the air and into the water. Without this ability to release the pressures and deal with the huge volumes of contaminated water, they would explode or have to be shut down. Regular water and air discharges are SOP and fully permitted under NRC rules.

        The model is an engineering disaster based on "dilution" and "acceptable risk". "Acceptable risk" may be an appropriate strategy in herbicides; but, it doesn't work for radiation. "Dilution" of a toxic gas like methane may be an appropriate "acceptable risk" strategy; but, it doesn't work that way for radiation, because of bio-accumulation and bio-magnification result from atmospheric and water discharges.

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. CodeShutdown. "no cause to rejoice" C'mon. Peace

    • MGLLC

      Great post. You said a lot, and I agree completely. Here in CA, we confront a dead ocean. No fish, all are dead. Salmon run was 1% of normal, and they were yellow. They dye them red and sell them. So called healthy stores like Trader Joe sell them to unaware Americans who get the news that isn't on their TV sets. Reporters are not allowed to mention Fukushima, let alone report on it. Three corporations control all US news media. They choose two or three narrow topics each day, and all of them cover it nonstop. I cannot bear to watch it, the propaganda is so obvious. I did a quick scan yesterday, Ebola, The GREAT economy (regardless unemployment is as bad as it was after the crash), and ISIS….created to scare the mindless who get their news from media.
      I mentioned the barnacles that now litter our once beautiful beaches to a friend who watches US media, and she snickered at my reference to Fukushima. She has a cat who already has two horrible diseases that somethimes plague the old…..and I asked if she thought the radiation had anything to do with it. Snickered…….how mindless is that?

  • Health care is not a substitute for health

    Legal settlements are not a substitute for health

  • Jebus Jebus

    Truth shines today. You can feel it…

    Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers, researchers confirm for the first time

    October 28, 2014
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

    Zablotska said the findings have implications for those exposed to radioactive iodine fallout from the 2011 nuclear reactor incidents in Fukushima, Japan, after the reactors were damaged by an earthquake-induced tsunami.–ScienceDaily29

    Life, on this little drop of water, did not thrive, by giving up…

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. GE.Ineptco.IAEA.DOD.Pentagon.US Navy.DTRA. Thank you for all the wonderful work that you have done to protect Americans from harm while they are Serving their Country in the Armed Forces; Asshats. GE: Clean up your damned mess.

    • MGLLC

      I love your term Ineptco, it is spot on.
      The problem with clean up is that the fallout continues each day, there is no way to really clean it up until it is stopped. They don't know how. I wonder how many have died….the Fukushima residents forced to move home regardless it was a death sentence, the indebted gamblers sent there to work off their debts by underworld lenders and the homeless sent there to work. What has happened to them? How many are dead? Why is nothing ever said? In Japan, if a reporter mentions it, they can go to prison… in the US, they lose their jobs……so depressing, so fruitless. Animals here in CA are dying at ages 3-4 of diseases one sees in much older animals……my brother, still of a relatively young age was found dead in his bed in Palo Alto…….he was another who ignored such things as Fukushima, it was inconvenient.

    • SadieDog

      "Only one of the more than three dozen workers interviewed by Reuters from July through September said he received the full hazard pay increase promised by Tepco. Some workers said they got nothing. In cases where payslips detailed a hazard allowance, the amounts ranged from $36 to about $90 a day – at best half of what Hirose promised.

      In some instances, workers said they were told they would be paid a hazard bonus based on how much radiation they absorb – an incentive to take additional risks at a dangerous work site."

      • MGLLC

        This demonstrates a depraved indifference to life that was last shown by the Japanese in WW2. They can be harsh and unfair, but so can the US courts. Man as a species is warlike and destructive. But this is so far beyond anything I have ever seen.
        There are so many questions I would like asked and truthfully responded:
        What hapened to the Fukushima residents sent home to live regardless it was a death sentence?
        How many died?
        How many are sick?
        What happened to the indebted people sent to work at Fukushima by underworld lenders to work off their debts?
        What happened to the homeless people sent from Tokyo to work there and be provided home and substance?
        What can be done to bring the Pacific Ocean back to life? All the fish are dead, and 50% of the world's oxygen supply came from a living Pacific Ocean.
        There are many more, but I think you get my point. Nothing is said, nothing is admitted and no truth is provided.

        • Gabe Gabe

          Actually, Bush, Cheyney, Rumsfeld and the entire noecon AIPAC , Israeli , Arab, group of slime have shown the same level of depraved indifference to the people in the twin towers and the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere in the middle east. To force people to choose to jump from 80-90 stories or burn to death………pretty damned depraved if you ask me. As well, for the US neocons and their war machine to destroy all these nations intentionally calling it the Arab Spring, and to murder hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, and to use DU weapons, plasma guns and drones also shows damnable depraved indifference. The cancer, birth defects and suffering in the middle east are horrific also.
          It is all depraved…….every last bit of it.

          • Haidagwaii Haidagwaii

            If you don't add Obola/Obama Biden, Kerry, Kennedy, or any nuke pandering turd "You My Friend Are A coolaid Drinking Retard." FYI they used DU in Libya under direction of obama.

  • Shaker1

    Personally, I don't see how one can preclude US military involvement in this suit, and I can see Tepco's argument about the military's contribution to harm. It may be law that would eliminate them (the military) but it doesn't change the facts that real-time satellite systems are in the area 24/7/365 precisely to monitor radioactive releases. To me it's a no-brainer.

    I'm not trying to defend Tepco in the least. But, beyond the circumstance of the Reagan's postition at the time of the earthquake and tsunami, it's the US military that kept it in the area knowing precisely the weather patterns and the obvious severity of the situation that had the NRC screaming bloody murder. Tepco hasn't near those resources and I might submit also the 24/7/365 nuclear expertise of the US military. If the Reagan had high-tailed it on 3/11 at least to a less dangerous position weather-wise, those sailors may not be in a lawsuit at all. I'm no lawyer, but isn't there an actual premise under the law that those who could have taken action to avoid injury also share responibility? Seems if true justice and accountability were at the heart of it, the military would be included.

  • Nuclear is dying, expect the Bronto to thrash wildly before it's final tipping point

    TIPP it good

    • MGLLC

      I live in CA. The Pacific is already dead, and we are dying as well. In the meantime, more nuclear waste accidents continue to pour out poisons in WA state and NM. In CA, we are getting it from all sides.
      After the Fukushima disaster started on 3/11/11, about a month later, Norway, Canada and the US dealt with the problem by shutting off the radiation monitors. I watched it happen live on the web. It is beyond sick.

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. Thank you bo. Hitachi and Toshiba: You clean up your damned mess too; asshats. Ebasco and Kajima, stop standing around staring at the ground, get to work; asshats! WE GONNA PARTY! Peace

  • Shaker1

    At any rate, I'm really happy to see this move forward. Nuclear power is flawed at its core. I'd like to see any engineer who considers the complete nuclear chain argue about that, though I know they would. If nothing else, this process might expose such, if people would look at it other than situationally. After all these years, there still are no solutions to problems that have existed since its inception, and it's just damned silly to think that we have to keep building these things while we search for those solutions.

    • +1

      "Nuclear power is flawed at its core."
      – Shaker1

      Great words!

      There are NO SOLUTIONS for the RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION caused by Nuclear Power Plants. Therein lies the problem. 😐

    • MGLLC

      It is backward, and there are dreadful results of such flawed thinking. Part of the problem is that corporations are funding some of our best universities….and in return, they want their corporate viewpoint taught, no matter how poorly thought out. We need to get those vampires out of our schools, and the schools funded by taxes as they used to be. When funded by taxes, instructors were free to teach the truth, and various viewpoints, not just the one the corporate sponsor wants. This is why our schools are losing their high standing…..

  • Socrates

    We were all hit with a plume of radiation in North America. It is a question of degree of exposure, not whether we were exposed. I could taste it. Then came the news that Sulphur-35 was measured at Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

    Just imagine the levels the brave rescuers were exposed to.

    Paul Garner, Charles Bonner, and Cabal Bonner took turns arguing before a federal judge Janis Sammartino on August 25, 2014. Argument went for an hour and one-half. I found their arguments compelling. I know both the judge and her husband, a retired judge.

    The Agent Orange cases against Dow Chemical for spraying dioxin on our brave soldiers was really the controlling precedent; mere involvement by the military does not divest the court of subject matter jurisdiction, even by active duty military.

    The plaintiffs' attorneys caused JUDGE Sammartino to reverse her tentative ruling in favor of TEPCO. She has added GE, Hitachi, Toshiba, and an engineering company as defendants.

    In a worst case scenario, all inhabitants of the United States could sue for the costs of future medical monitoring. Many cases of papillary thyroid cancer will appear from radioactive Iodine. I fear that aerosolized plutonium and radioactive nano-particles from high temperatures in pyrophoric fires and in fuel rod reactions in salt water went into our lungs. Biomagnification, bioconcentration, and concentration in organs in our bodies will possibly make all of us victims.

    Good work, Bonners and Garner!

    • Socrates

      If you have long hair, and your hair has not been cut for a few years, you have evidence or pre- and post- Fukushima levels of radiation levels. Papillary thyroid tumors in children, a rare condition, can be shown to be caused by radiation. Hypothyroidism in children who were exposed in users to Iodine-131 may cause learning disabilities.

      I hope that lung biopsies do not show scars consistent with fibrosis and small cell cancers traceable to Fukushima, but only time will tell. Hot particles did cross the a Pacific Ocean and we're measured in Lithuania. Wild boar meat in Saxony, Germany is often too radioactive to eat in Germany just from Chernobyl.

      Special laboratory procedures are being developed to make forensic determinations, plant, insect and bird studies show I'll – effects in the US from both Chernobyl and Fukushima; above – ground testing did it's damage. Epidemiological studies take more time.

      Why only one criminal prosecution for all this terrible destruction?

      Saving discarded teeth of children and long hair strands will show that the populations in North America were exposed to Fukushima radiation. The truth will out – an old Germany saying.

      Congratulations to the attorneys For some reason, nobody says anything when the corporate executives make money, but it kills them when an attorney makes a buck. The contingency system is the key to the courthouse for plaintiffs. Defense Lawyers get paid $1,000 per hour or more in cases such as these.

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Wonderful Socrates – Congratulations – this is good news ! Has it been in the news ? I am sure that this information will draw attention…

    • skizexq skizexq

      my tomatoes were totally deformed that summer.
      only 70000 us citizens ? what about us on the west coast and 10 particles a day in Seattle area? stirred up by big bertha and Indians…I ask how they quantified the 70 G figure…

    • Dick Shenary

      Socrates – "In a worst case scenario, all inhabitants of the United States could sue for the costs of future medical monitoring." Interesting concept – certainly all citizens, at this point in time, won't do anything. What about a significant number? Could even a small group sue TEPCO, GE, Hitachi et all for lifetime medical monitoring? Would the suit have merit?

    • MGLLC

      We continue to be hit by plumes of radiation each day. I, too, can taste it, the metallic sense in my mouth does not go away. I also experience other symptoms I won't bore you with, but it was not just a one time hit…..we get it every day.

  • rogerthat

    From Stars and Stripes:

    … Sammartino’s ruling was a bit of a surprise. The Defense Department, including Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson, have concluded that the illnesses are not a result of the servicemembers’ work in Operation Tomodachi…

    – ostriches, unlike these folk, don't actually bury their heads in the sand

  • rogerthat

    Green tea from Japan to be tested for radiation

    … The new measure is expected to take effect next year, Chiang said in response to a post by opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislator Lin Shu-fen on her Facebook page that criticized the government for not checking Japanese green tea products for radioactive substances.

    In the post dated Oct. 29, Lin questioned the surge in green tea drinks imported from Japan into Taiwan over the past three years even though green tea leaves in Japan had tested positive for radioactive substances since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

    "Do you know that since the Fukushima disaster, imports of Japanese green tea have increased dramatically? Do you know that Japanese green tea has often tested positive for radiation?" Lin asked in her post…

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. rogerthat. I am a green tea drinker. I have been for years. I had some green tea only a month ago that actually made me sick to my stomach; in a way. I suspected radiation contamination at the time. I am more cautious now. I have since noticed that the source of the tea is not listed on the box. I will not purchase it without knowing where it is from now. Peace

    • MGLLC

      As someone who drank tea for 45+ years since I was a little girl, the tea from Japan has been ruined, and I won't touch it. Japan is a country that relied on exports for much of their GDP, but most nations send back their products as too radioactive. The US evidently does not test for it, we have become a trash barrel. Japan builds their vehicles overseas, or they, too would be rejected. They are hurting greatly, and they are now in hyper inflation.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Thanks to Nuclear Technologies and all the money involved..Japan is now toast! 🙁

        Others will suffer the same as more Nuclear Power Plants, that only spew poisons into our environment and ecosystems, start melting down worldwide in the near future. 🙁

        We are running out of time and all countries worldwide need to shut them all! 🙂

  • name999 name999, this is a great moment! Thank you to the human rights lawyer Bonner who has lead this with his beautiful son. These sailors are the bravest of the brave and should be rewarded for that.

    • SadieDog

      "Rocky Flats, the nation's Cold War nuclear weapons plant just off Highway 93 between Golden and Boulder, no longer stands. But many of the former workers who believe they became ill because of exposure to radiation and toxic materials at the site are still struggling to receive federal benefits.

      The challenge is that the federal government requires workers to document their own exposures, an often impossible task because records don't always exist. More than 4,600 Rocky Flats workers or their survivors have applied to a federal compensation and health coverage program. Fewer than half have been approved."

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          SEC Cancers
          “…In addition to having worked for a specific period of time at one of the SEC work sites, a covered employee must also have at least one of the following types of cancer to qualify for compensation under the SEC:
          • Bone cancer
          • Renal cancers
          • Leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia) provided the onset of the disease was at least two years after first exposure
          • Lung cancer (other than in-situ lung cancer that is discovered during or after a post-mortem exam)
          • The following diseases provided onset was at least five years after first exposure:
          o Multiple myeloma
          o Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin's disease)
          o Primary cancer of the:
          o Bile ducts
          o Brain
          o Breast (female)
          o Breast (male)
          o Colon
          o Esophagus
          o Gall bladder
          o Liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
          o Ovary
          o Pancreas
          o Pharynx
          o Salivary gland
          o Small intestine
          o Stomach
          o Thyroid
          o Urinary bladder
          "Classes Added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC)
          A "class of employees" is defined in the SEC rule as a group of employees who work or worked at the same DOE facility or AWE facility, and for whom the availability of information and recorded data on radiation exposures is comparable with respect to the informational needs required to complete a radiation dose reconstruction as required under The Act….


          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            “The sites listed below currently have classes of employees in the SEC. Please click on the links below to view the specific details of the class definition and petition information.
            Work Sites with Classes in the SEC
            • Allied Chemical Corporation
            • Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site
            • Ames Laboratory
            • Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
            • Baker Brothers
            • Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue
            • Bethlehem Steel Company
            • Blockson Chemical Company
            • Brookhaven National Laboratory
            • BWX Technologies, Inc. (Virginia)
            • Canoga Avenue Facility
            • Clarksville Modification Center (formerly Clarksville Facility)
            • Clinton Engineer Works (CEW)
            • Combustion Engineering
            • Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory (CANEL)
            • De Soto Avenue Facility
            • Dow Chemical Corporation (Madison Site)
            • Downey Facility
            • Electro Metallurgical
            • Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC)
            • General Atomics
            • General Electric Company (Ohio)
            • Grand Junction Operations Office
            • Hanford
            • Harshaw Chemical Company
            • Hood Building
            • Horizons, Inc.
            • Iowa Ordnance Plant
            • Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.
            • Kellex/Pierpont
            • Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
            • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
            • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
            • Linde Ceramics Plant
            • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
            • Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, Destrehan Street Facility
            • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)–Hood

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)–Hood Building only
            • Medina Modification Center (formerly Medina Facility)
            • Metallurgical Laboratory
            • Metals and Controls Corp.
            • Monsanto Chemical Company
            • Mound Plant
            • Nevada Test Site (NTS)
            • Norton Co.
            • Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC)–Apollo
            • Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC)–Parks Township
            • Nuclear Metals, Inc.
            • Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Site)
            • Oak Ridge Hospital
            • Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education or ORISE)
            • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL/X-10)
            • Pacific Proving Grounds
            • Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
            • Pantex Plant
            • Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor
            • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
            • Revere Copper and Brass
            • Rocky Flats Plant
            • S-50 Oak Ridge Thermal Diffusion Plant
            • SAM Laboratories, Columbia University
            • Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, California)
            • Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico)
            • Savannah River Site
            • Simonds Saw and Steel Co.
            • Spencer Chemical Co., Jayhawks Works
            • St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)
            • Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ
            • Texas City Chemicals, Inc.
            • Tyson Valley Powder Farm
            • University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project
            • Ventron Corporation
            • Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)
            • W. R. Grace (Erwin, Tennessee)
            • W.R. Grace and Company (Curtis Bay, Maryland)
            • Wah Chang


          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            • Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant
            • Westinghouse Electric Corp. (New Jersey)
            • Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center
            • Y-12 Plant


    • MGLLC

      They will have a long wait. We are over the cliff with fools leading the collapse.

  • Ebola Question:
    A big issue is a 21 day quarantine

    But I understand a simple blood test can show yeah or nea in less than a day.

    So what is the big deal?

    Perhap conducting the blood test itself, the extraction or the analysis. If its med people and they can, have them draw their own blood and provide.

    But this shite about people flying back from west africa and then insisting they can go anywhere, is beyond effen insanity.

    It is not about, "they might get me sick and kill me" they might get 20,000,000 people sick and destroy our country.

    • MGLLC

      They are using it to keep people diverted from the real news. There is no Ebola epidemic in the US, so now the US in its great wisdom is flying a plane full of Ebola patients to the US for our wonderful hospitals to care for them. Our hospitals are so bad, so filthy, this tells me they want an Ebola epidemic. People need to wake up and stop watching US propaganda they call news. People ought to rise up…….they are not telling us who is flying them or when they arrive. To me, this is the worst outrage I ever saw.
      Literally bringing them to us.
      Our hospitals are awful, there are far better places to treat them, like West Africa. For the money they waste, and the illness they will cause, they could build great hospitals there.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Finally, some good news coming out of this mess.

    Thank you, Socrates, and your team, for the great work you are doing on behalf of the U.S. Navy personnel affected by Fukushima radiation exposure.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And I love, love, love this part (from the press release):

      "BREAKING: USS Reagan sailors win a victory in court! Judge rules that lawsuit can proceed and include not only TEPCO but additional Defendants General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi, the builders of the Fukushima nuclear reactors."

      Additional defendants, eh? The first nail sinks into the coffin of nuclear. About time.

    • Socrates

      I am not part of the team. Our lawyers are looking at a separate legal action.

      I was present at argument on the Motion to Dismiss with two other lawyers, and support the efforts by Paul Garner and the Bonners in every way, but I am not associated with them.

    • MGLLC

      This isn't good news, this is just allowing the lawsuit to go forward. When it gets to Alito and Roberts, it will be shut down by the corporate owned supreme court. Don't be fooled.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    So there won't be any surprises …

    Volcanoes a threat to US bases in Japan
    Oct 26 2014

  • rogerthat

    France Orders Investigation Into Drones Flying Over Its Nuclear Plants: Safety Concerns Up

    By Kalyan Kumar | October 31

    France has ordered an investigation into the incident of unidentified drones having flown over its nuclear plants, which are operated by state-owned EDF. This was announced by the interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who told France Info radio that a judicial investigation is under way and measures are being taken to know what these drones are and steps to neutralise them"

    The BBC reported that the unmanned aerial surveillance was detected by French authorities when 7 nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between October 5 and October 20…

    Yannick Rousselet, head of Greenpeace's anti-nuclear campaign … said what is now happening is "worrying" and added that France's nuclear research institute CEA near Paris had also been flown over, citing his own sources.

    According to Russian News agency RT, the pilotless aircraft flew in direct contravention of rules relating to proximity on nuclear facilities. The norm is that fly-overs should not occur at altitudes less than 1,000 meters and in distances less than 5 kilometers from the plant….

    • MGLLC

      After Japan, and the nuclear waste accidents going on in WA state and NM, nations with any sense would shut down the nuclear plants. This is insane.
      Man is the only species foolish enough to invent things beyond his abilities to control them.

  • Here's good wishes that the legal proceedings don't get stalled down forever. I'd really love to see these sailors that are alive, still BE alive when vindicated.

    However, anytime there's progress and a potential legal win, even if delayed, it sets a precedent and encourages other cases to initiate theirs.

    I hope it gets big media coverage. If the public increasingly sees the words radioactivity and damage together….who knows? Maybe it helps us towards shutting 'em all down. 🙂

  • rogerthat

    SHARE …

    Throwing Gas on a Radioactive Fire
    Bowling for Meltdowns


    Weakening radiation standards; a cap on accident liability; reactor propaganda vs improvements; old units running past expiration dates; revving the engines beyond design specs …. You’d think we were itching for a meltdown.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended increased radiation exposure limits following major releases. It would save the industry a bundle to permit large human exposures then, rather than shut down rickety reactors now.

    The EPA proposal is a knock-off prompted by Fukushima, because after the triple meltdown started three years ago, Japan increased — by 20 times — the allowable radiation exposures deemed tolerable for humans. Prior to the meltdowns of March 2011, Japan allowed only 1 milliSievert of radiation per year in an individual’s personal space. Now, the limit is 20 milliSieverts per year. This is not safe, it’s just allowable, or, rather, affordable, since the cost of decontaminating 1,000 square miles of Japan to the stricter standard could bust the bank…

    – it's a bit more than 1,000 square miles, i believe, but who's counting

  • rogerthat

    IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima … › Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs › IAEA Alert Log
    1 hour ago – Two IAEA marine experts will visit Japan from 4 to 7 November 2014 to report on a comparison of sea water analysis between Japanese and IAEA laboratories, …

  • rogerthat

    Kyodo News International
    October 31
    Minister to explain nuclear plant restart policy in Kagoshima on Mon.

    Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Friday he will visit Kagoshima Prefecture on Monday to explain to local leaders the government's plan to restart a nuclear plant in the southwestern Japan prefecture…

    – lucky them

  • rogerthat

    More Young Japanese Feel Efforts Won't Succeed: Survey

    Tokyo, Oct. 31 (Jiji Press)–The number of Japanese who feel their efforts are unlikely to succeed has increased from a quarter-century ago in all age brackets, with the proportion of such people at comparatively high levels for younger men, according to a recent survey on the characteristics of Japanese people.
    Those who feel they will not achieve their goals however hard they try accounted for 26 pct of all respondents in the latest survey in 2013, up from 17 pct in 1988, according to the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, which has been conducting the survey every five years since 1953.
    More than one in every three men in their 20s and 30s said they feel this way in 2013, compared with one in every four men in the same age bracket 25 years ago,…

  • curly

    I just spent 7 days as a jurist in a civil case where a property owner was suing a contractor and the county for damages to his property. The plaintiff had to prove by preponderance of the evidence that he had a valid claim. Only 9 of the 12 jurist had to agree (rather than all 12) one way or the other. Every eye witness testified that there was damage. Both sides brought in an array of engineers and even one physicist was used by the defendants. The science presented by these experts was very conflicting and none of the jurist seemed swayed by it. In the end the jury decided that the plaintiff had not proved by preponderance of evidence that there was damages to his property despite the eye witness testimony. I hope the plaintiffs in this suit against tepco an GE really do their homework. It's my understanding that NPP'S aren't insured except by tax payer dollars, but I'm not sure how that works with to-big-to-prosecute companies like GE. Will the msm devote as much time to this case as they did with OJ or Casey Anthony? If they do, it might really turn the tide on this nuclear madness and many other equally important issues. Somehow I doubt it, but we can only hope.

  • curly

    Great name for a band—Obama an the Plume Dodgers

  • patb2009

    I hate to ask nerdy questions but how is this suit excercising jurisdiction against TEPCO?

    TEPCO is a japanese company, in japan, selling to Japanese, and the events happened
    in japanese waters and land.

    How does a US Court exert jurisdiction on TEPCO? Seems like the correct venue for this case
    is Tokyo. TEPCO, Hitachi and EBASCO are all japanese firms.

    • Socrates

      Federal court have jurisdiction in suits between residents of the federal district and citizens of another state or country. This is called diversity of citizenship jurisdiction. If the defendant is present in the United States through minimum contacts, or by doing business or maintaining offices, jurisdiction may be exercised by the federal court. The sailors and marines were stationed in San Diego.

      You can look at Wikipedia for federal court jurisdictional issues. Also, the complaint spells out the statutory basis for the exercise of jurisdiction by the court.

      The challenge to the subject matter jurisdiction was about military involvement. Forum non conveniences means inconvenient forum for the parties. 80,000 military personnel would be inconvenienced by returning to Japan with their medical experts.

      Yours is actually a very good question.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      The exact reason Nuclear must be banned worldwide. 🙂

      This technology knows no borders and borders are only human constructs created to keep control over the people legally kept/maintained/taxed within these manmade imaginary lines.

      Corral boards..says he. 🙂

  • pepperland pepperland

    Thanks everyone for your knowledge,facts,time invested in educating us. The nuke plant is basically the asshole of the Pentagon(Death)…….There job description (pentagon~nuclear) is basically to kill….anyone that opposes their operation will be dealt with. I know this isn't news to enenewsers……I only hope that some NSA analyst who reads this will think about the minimum time we all have on this earth and resign.

  • Socrates

    Certifying the class is required. That step is expensive and legally complicated. Each federal district follows various rules that are not uniform. George W. Bush promoted laws in Congress to make class action lawsuits more difficult and expensive for consumers.

    Vast amounts of money and time will go into notifying all prospective members of the class and getting the class "certified."

    Discovery will be expensive. Millions of documents and thousands of depositions will place. Motions for Summary Judgment will be filed.

    Trial would take months. Then years of appeals If plaintiffs' counsel can keep up the constant flow of cash and time, defendants could decide to settle.

    I suspect that some defendants might want to settle. These same issues raised in the Motion to Dismiss based on the pleadings will again be heard based on actual evidence during discovery.

    The case could drag on for 25 years like the ExxonMobil Valdez case for the oil spill in Alaska.

    Many law firms are done with environmental mass tort cases since the SCOTUS overturned the verdict for punitive damages.

    Severely injured plaintiffs can opt out of the class action and "go it on their own." You see this option in the written materials when you are notified.

    Tobacco took 60 years and asbestos about 50 to get off the ground.

    If it is so easy to be a plaintiffs' lawyer, then everyone would do so. Wall Streeters can make $250 per hour, and that is OK with some.

  • FXofTruth

    If that lying, pile of dong TEPCO can make over $100+ Billion in profits they can spend a few billion in restitution to the people they poisoned intentionally. So, wait until the entire Japanese population decides to tear after TEPCO for THEIR sicknesses.

    All the "bowing and being sorry" will never cover for their deceit and wanton lies.

    GO NAVY!

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      How does an energy company shut down all their reactors and make a 100 billion? I guess the best thing they could have done was to shut them all down, since it was so profitable to have them all closed and not running. Proves it must be Nuclear Scam 101..unless they jacked up all the rates and stole from the government coffers.

      Keep them all shut down forever! 🙂

      WE are in good hands, not..these graphs tell/show the truth and no GMO's back in 1945 etc.

      • or-well

        obewanspeaks, here's how – other assets –
        October 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm Log in to Reply
        What I wanted to point out (but forgot- D'OH!) was in response to Cataclysmic's first post on this thread.
        Nuke represents about 40% of Tepco's TOTAL electrical output in MegaWatts.
        FD 1&2 are about half of that. K-K has 7 reactors, but they produce more MW.
        About 50% total is traditional thermal (fossil fuel).
        The rest is hydro, wind, solar & geothermal.
        So, without Daiichi & Daini, that's about half their nuke output of MW.
        IF they get K-K restarted, they have about 80% of their electrical production up.
        THE whole point is, it's a mistake to think Tepco is regarded within Japan as finished, by Big Money.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          OK, use the other assets and then shut down/keep closed all the Nuclear assets.. and then Party On!

          Charge away as the grid was designed to specifically drain money from everyone/everywhere/forever. 🙁

    • TEPCO didn't poison anyone, nuclear power plants manufactured by General Electric Hitachi and Toshiba Westinghouse have!!!!

      You will never achieve the goal of ending nuclear atomic power production by blaming an electric distribution supplier. They didn't make inferior products. They didn't misrepresent the safety of their known problematic technology, they accepted the advice of the manufacturer.

      The buck stops at who made it. Why are these faulty reactors still in use outside of Japan?

      Anyone blaming TEPCO exclusively run the risk of being perceived as friends of the manufactures that they portray as wanting to cease producing this; failed, evil, demon, scummy polluting, dated technology. It was only ever invented to defeat a looney tune psychopath, not murder humanity?

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        TEPCO falsified the failed safety checks for many years and didn't shut down the reactors forever when they couldn't pass safety tests. TEPCO executives spent all the money they made and are still making on a failed technology. These executives should haven abandoned nuclear energy many years ago. TEPCO is guilty of lying over and over again about the dangers of nuclear energy. TEPCO is not a separate entity from the manufacturers of nuclear reactors and parts. They are all part of nuclear cabal and industry that is corrupt and stealing the money from the consumers of energy. TEPCO could and should have switched to clean, safe renewables back in the 1970s, as should all suppliers of electricity.

        Nuclear energy is dead. So are all the people who have been killed by nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is premeditated random mass murder.

        It sounds like the executives of TEPCO want to play the drunk driver defense. But if you are drunk and you kill someone, you are guilty of murder. People know that they can't drink and drive.

        • Socrates


          The decision not to drink and drive should be made before the party begins.

          Some pro – nukes seem devoid of a conscience. A FOR I of their brains would probably reveal that certain brain centers light up when these individuals think about the power and potential destruction of nuclear weapons and even nuclear power. I would love to do the experiment.

          They are intoxicated with their toy. Calico to believes the brain stem with testosterone acting on it makes them high.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        TEPCO put MOX fuel in old reactors that were never built for MOX fuel. Using weapons grade plutonium or any plutonium in a nuclear reactor is playing fast and loose with the lives of every form of life on the planet. MOX will always cause atomic bomb explosions sooner or later. Plutonium is the evil that has destroyed the world.

        Stop manufacturing plutonium in nuclear energy reactors and other reactors. Life and plutonium don't mix. The god of the underworld, Pluto, is death to everyone. And the executives of TEPCO and all nuclear energy and weapons production should not only lose all their income, they should be jailed as serial murderers and for treason to the people of whatever country they are operating in.

        • Yep, soup up those clunkers, throw a blower and nitrous on them and let em rip up some profits.

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            @stock;Sounds about right,of course they'd forget to pull the old 2-bolt main bearings for 4-bolt,H-D ones, add new piston & rings @ lower compression ratio for supercharged engines & run the same,old,worn camshaft,lifters & leaky gaskets! 😐
            Got MOX?!! =<<<FAIL>>>

        • bo bo

          Reminds me of NewsblackoutUSA saying here 'who supplied the MOX and keeps suppying the MOX?'

          'Fukushima prefectural governor Esaku Sato was strongly against use of MOX fuel @Daiichi and so was replaced by Yuhei Sato, a known CIA plant, to give the green light on MOX at fuku.' ok, just some rumors I picked up online. Not saying this is true. Hoping someone might take interest & dig up good links.

          Japan is and has always been a remote-control operated country..? ( just like any other country in this corrupt world including the U.S.? ) the more I find out about Japan's voting system it seems like voting has been systematically rigged for a very long time, too.

          I am in no way downplaying TEPCO's culpability here btw. Just trying to grasp the bigger picture, just for more clarity for myself.

          • bo bo

            & yes I know not all MOX comes from US, some from France

          • bo bo

            I answered my own question, yes Eisaku Sato the governor who fought against MOX was arrested & replaced by Yuhei Sato, the governor with rumours of connections to CIA
            This blog is like a vortex.. I MUST STOP HERE NO MORE RABBIT HOLES FOR NOW

            • bo bo

              If anybody cares – apparently there are books published on this subject of the Fukushima governors and how it changed Fukushima's fate..!

              Eisaku Sato 佐藤栄佐久 had won election with support of locals on an anti nuclear platform & intent to shutdown FDNPP.. then, promptly, dragged down & replaced by  pronuke ( & agent ? Don't mind me.. I'm conspiracy -oriented ) Yuhei Sato 佐藤 雄平 who promoted the MOX pluthermal program at fuku.

              Note- Sato –  same name, no relation – Sato is common Japanese surname like 'Smith' AND not to be confused with another Eisaku Sato 佐藤栄作 ex PM

              「知事抹殺 つくられた福島県汚職事件」(2009年9月、平凡社、ISBN 4582824544) 
              'Fukushima Governor Silenced – Manufactured Scandal'

              「福島原発の真実」(2011年6月、平凡社、ISBN 4582855946) 
              'Truth about Fukushima NPP'

              • bo bo

                Very interested to see what the book published in 2009 was saying then… I will read these books..! It's all too late now.. & why do I care… but just something to do while we all slowly turn to radioactive waste 🙁

  • France needs to jack their electric rate way up to pay for increasing maintenance on their clunker reactors.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      My not-so-great State of IL & EXELON are doing just that! How dare we complain about the real cost of nuclear[?] aka"electricity to DIE for"!! 🙁 I still say those responsible should be forced to store spent fuel assemblies in their 2nd & 3rd bathrooms,pools & Jacuzzis and sentenced to "house arrest" for their nuclear crimes/cover-up's!
      What a warped world we live in!! We the People,should have a say in such matters where the potential for harm cannot be overstated!! 🙁
      I guess I'm back outta here now[?] [another rough weekend for the wife…] TakeCare ALL! …

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Of Course, that was the operational plan all along.

    Soon we will all bend over and scream as we receive the/our increased rates pain! 🙁

    Biggest scam ever to hit planet Earth!

  • Angela_R

    From the grave came this testimony:
    "My body has become nothing but a cage, a source of pain and constant problems. The illness I have has caused me pain that not even the strongest medicines could dull, and there is no cure. All day, every day a screaming agony in every nerve ending in my body. It is nothing short of torture. My mind is a wasteland, filled with visions of incredible horror, unceasing depression, and crippling anxiety, even with all of the medications the doctors dare give. Simple things that everyone else takes for granted are nearly impossible for me. I can not laugh or cry. I can barely leave the house. I derive no pleasure from any activity. Everything simply comes down to passing time until I can sleep again. Now, to sleep forever seems to be the most merciful thing.

    You must not blame yourself. The simple truth is this: During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. I take some pride in that, actually, as to move on in life after being part of such a thing would be the mark of a sociopath in my mind. These things go far beyond what most are even aware of."

    • He understands the mind of a sociopath, and knows the pain that comes from not giving in to being a sociopath like most pro nukers are.

      • Angela_R

        but it isn't only caused by pro-nukers, stock,

        Extract from link below:
        William told his mother: "You would hate me if you knew what I've done out there."

        "I will never hate you. You are the same person you always were," she said.

        "No, Mom," he countered. "The son you loved died over there."
        Libby Busbee is pretty sure that her son William never sat through or read Shakespeare's Macbeth, even though he behaved as though he had. Soon after he got back from his final tour of Afghanistan, he began rubbing his hands over and over and constantly rinsing them under the tap.

        "Mom, it won't wash off," he said.

        "What are you talking about?" she replied.

        "The blood. It won't come off."

        On 20 March last year, the soldier's striving for self-cleanliness came to a sudden end. That night he locked himself in his car and, with his mother and two sisters screaming just a few feet away and with Swat officers encircling the vehicle, he shot himself in the head."

        and so died a young man with a conscience, he judged no one else but himself. He was no sociopath, he showed remorse

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Certainly has seen, lived in and witnessed hell's breath.. 🙁

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The USS Reagan was deployed from near Sendai in response to the tsunami what had occurred on March 11…on the 14..the radiation monitors went off.. and reactor 3 was exploding …they sailed into the plume.
    Surely ..the Navy had awareness of the reactor 1 explosion .. (they know every breeze that blows).
    Yet the USS Reagan proceeded forth.. into the plume of reactor 3.
    Did they immediately seek REAL medical care?
    Did they truly triage?
    Then the Navy left them out there …100 days ..I believe..
    to decontaminate the ship…without proper gear.

    Who does this?

    The mighty Navy.

    Contamination of USS Ronald Reagan During Fukushima Response Underreported

    February 6, 2014

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh ..but they'll (Navy) get away with it ..because the public allows the military to be above the law.
    A little coughing.. clearing of their throat's..
    It's a go.

  • 53rockwell 53rockwell

    My little Bro retired Navy and I was a Marine. This hurts me bad

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