TV: Many U.S. sailors are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness after being contaminated during Fukushima nuclear disaster — USS Ronald Reagan was as close as a mile away as reactors melted down (VIDEO)

Published: August 15th, 2013 at 9:26 am ET
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Title: Sailor believes illness due to radiation from service in Japan
Source: KSL 5 News
Date: Aug. 14, 2013

Mike Headrick, KSL 5 News Anchor: The nuclear power plant meltdown in Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011 not only contaminated many Japanese citizens there, but dozens of US sailors as well.

Nadine Wimmer, KSL 5 News Anchor: They were there to help in the rescue effort, but now many are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness, with no acknowledgement of the connection by the Department of Defense and no diagnosis from their doctors. […]

Jed Boal, KSL 5 News Reporter: [The USS Ronald Reagan] sat off the shore, as close as a mile away, as the Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down […]

Navy Lt. j.g. Steve Simmons, served on board the USS Ronald Reagan during 3/11 response: I just want somebody to acknowledge that there is an issue, that maybe we did do something wrong. [...]

See also: Paper: Navy sailor's health melted down after exposure to Fukushima fallout -- Now a shaking, withering patient unable to walk by himself -- Lives of younger service members "at stake as well" -- Doctors won't give a diagnosis (PHOTOS)

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35 comments to TV: Many U.S. sailors are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness after being contaminated during Fukushima nuclear disaster — USS Ronald Reagan was as close as a mile away as reactors melted down (VIDEO)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes..they are..to be ill from..to die from radiation exposure..should be wished on no one.
    We won't forget.


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  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Move along, nothing to see here. Just another phony scandal according to the white house. Why has this not made national headlines??? The Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan is nuclear powered. Radiation detection equipment did not pick up on this?? Why have these sailors and marines medical records been removed from permanent tracking. Criminal implications galore. This should be all over mainstream media. Someone please forward all these ene reports to the media or is this also being covered up like Benghazi? Tepco is the lowest of snakes. Hari Kari for the lot of em!!


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    • We Not They Finally

      If you think that Benghazi was the worst cover-up, the problem may be you. Congress itself removed funding for more security. Do you just blame the people that you are TOLD to blame? That's where I personally get discouraged. That everyone clams to be "independent," then, lo and behold they are parroting.

      Get some sense of proportion here!! Fukushima isn't the manufactured scandal of the week. It's an ELE!

      That said, it is shameful and disgraceful what is being to the sailors. I'm not pro-military myself, but I feel very sorry or young people being used as cannon fodder. They already volunteered to risk their lives — but for their COUNTRY, not for the global nuclear plutocrats. It is so wrong what is being done to the sailors, it's heartbreaking. And to NOT track them medically is just genocidally criminal.


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  • Buffalojam

    Tepco may be the lowest of snakes but not for what happened on the USS Ronald Reagan on 3-11-11. If you believe we owe it to those fine sailors aboard that ship to find the truth of what really occurred lets start by taking a long, collective look in the mirror.


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    • Cisco Cisco

      The real snake is the US government/military and all those self righteous scumbag politicians who can't wait to say, they support the troops. Yeah right, where are they now?

      Boehner's golfing with Trump and the rest are lining up for their fund raisers, pimping for the industrial military complex, the constituents whose money elects them.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Bufalojam. TEPCO is PLENTY to blame all the way through. But that said, those sailors' commanding officers should be court-martialed for reckless endangerment of their troops. There were radiation alarms going of on that ship. I wonder if their commanding officer was out there on the deck with them. I'll bet not.


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  • What about everyone out on any ship near there on that day.

    I'm betting a high percentage are or will be affected.

    There may also be passengers who were on planes that got too close to the plumes.

    Doctors are not mathematicians.
    I really don't expect most will ever put 2+2 together on this.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Imagine all the highly sentient animals…dolphins, whales, seals that will suffer. Man thinks the pain and suffering of illness and death are felt uniquely by him. In reality, man is simply too dumb and insensitive to realize his close cousins suffer the same. The suffering inflicted on man and other animals is incalculable, incomprehensible. This planet has been ruined, never to return to its vibrant life supporting glory


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  • Tom in AZ Tom in AZ

    This is up at Russian Times today, for those that haven't seen it.

    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-fuel-cleanup-operation-522/


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    I feel such sorrow for these young men and women, and for the babies and children who are nearby. Think of all the suffering caused by the aerosolized plutonium and aerosolized uranium, etc. Their little bodies deformed by the invisible, their futures, if they survive, tormented by parenting "jellyfish children," their offspring likely born without bones or other deformities caused by the genetic corruption caused by the nuclear radiation.


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  • Edward Edward

    You are both right – Timemachine & Cisco. Mainstream media won't cover this, it is an unpleasant truth like climate change. People don't want to hear the truth if it's unpleasant. As for the U.S. government/politicians they are corrupt, bought and paid for by big business/corporations. Most americans don't even know or care what's happening outside of their own little world. It has yet to reach the point in america where most of the people are suffering enough to wake up and become involved – protest, riot, war. Nobody is ready to be injured or even die to change the way america is being stolen by the rich. Watch what is currently happening in the middle east/egypt, those people obviously had enough. Corruption!!!


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    • irhologram

      It was was proven, was it not, that "Spring" in the Arab world's step was made in the U.S.A.? Didn't we fulminate ( now there's a word) those riots? Isn't it possible provocateurs stirred the pot in Egypt to provoke government response and control?? Isn't it always the same? Aren't we getting tired of this? I think a LOT OF PEOPLE are suffering enough in the U.S. to wake up. But they do not. It is because they were conditioned though the TSA "naked body" scanners until today at concerts and sports arenas we're suspect and searched. It is not lost on us that we are under control and not free, searched everywhere to see if we are not not guilty, while the military "help us" at check points. And still they cling to belief in the dream and don't even know they're IN a nightmare. Until they get sucked in by FEMA or tased,


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  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    CNN was there on CVN-79 during decon after 3/15/11 too…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDefD_xNmGo


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  • As noted by Dr. Thomas S. Lee, NMD in his article, <<a href="http://www.naturodoc.com/sulfur_radiation.htm">Fukushima's Radiation Release: Here's One Important Way to Protect Yourself</a>, organic sulfur – a food supplement that I also market – can protect and repair the damage from radiation exposure. Please note that one radioactive element that can not be neutralized by taking organic sulfur is iodine.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We are all now witnesses and we will all soon be victims.

    No need to take a number or wait in line.

    Its now only a matter of time..


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  • Buffalojam

    I think we need to start holding those who would carelessly put our troops in harms way accountable. This was not a wartime situation.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This is what the world needs to see.

    http://nuckelchen.blog.de/2013/08/14/fuku-classics-by-fuknuk1live-16311203/

    The sailors at ground zero should be classified as..experimentation on humans.
    The Navy would really be hard pressed to insist on ignorance.
    But then ..no one presses them..now do they?
    How can they..why..they are the 'machine'..the military industrial complex?
    NEVERMIND THEY ARE SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE!

    PS.Sorry for the yelling.


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    • Buffalojam

      Keep it coming Heart. No apologies needed!


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    • Soldiers and sailors were always the last to know and the last to find out about what they were exposed to, from the very first radiation exposure tests, up to today. Nothing has changed.

      USS Ronald Reagan Sailors/Crew Exposed To High Doses Of Fukushima Radiation; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/uss-ronald-reagan-sailorscrew-exposed.html

      No one seems to care enough to vote the corporate controlled scumbags out of office. Who is brave enough to vote for and put in power the Green Party, which is not controlled by the corporate machine?

      So far, very few… So we end up with the same old, same old, over and over again.

      Fear and hatred, with punishment via 'justice' layered on top is the underlying motive and way of life for the corporate controlled news media.

      Divide and conquer is the Corporate Matrix method of keeping the chaos in peoples hearts feeding the beast.

      Love and self empowerment? Worthless, and useless in the eyes of most people and the mass media programming…

      Certainly only soldiers who die as heroes on a nuclear aircraft carrier or in war anywhere around one of the thousands of US military bases globally, can be worthy of love and honor…

      But never those who call out nuclear power and the matrix of corporate power. They are attacked viciously and put down.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Also..the concern of the families back home was and is real.
    We know this.


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  • SS4U SS4U

    Support The Troops !

    Agent Orange exposure 1960-70's
    Radiation exposure Fukushima

    Support The Military Industrial Complex is more like it.
    The troops are collateral damage.


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    • We Not They Finally

      That's true. "Support the Troops" was turned into corned beef hash during Bush-Cheney. Many of them came back with depleted uranium poisoning, to boot. And if there is ANYTHING the current Administration could have do to reverse the shame, it would be to highlight the plight of these sailors. It is shameful that that is not being done.

      Oh, but then we might all "panic"? Me, I've had the urge to go out in the street and scream for going on 2-1/2 years now! But if I'm not accompanied by at least several hundred thousand other people, what good would it do?


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Government will never change their wicked ways, and the public will never expel them. For if truth were ever to shine within the people of the world, all of the governments, their military and most companies and institutions would be found criminal. People would have to admit their part as conspirators, supporters of the insanity. To side with the highest truth means complete anarchy. War would wipe out the world before the powers would allow themselves to all be incarcerated, and before the public would do the right thing. The slogan "support the troops" leaves me speechless at the hypocrisy, misery and ignorance


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    • There is always hope. But the work of changing people without killing them is the hardest and most noble work of all.

      Very few attempt it. Killing them is much easier and MUCH more profitable.

      Voting and non violent empowerment is the way.


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        voting? For who? Remember Cynthia Mckinney? Maybe Jill Stein? No matter how many times I voted for them, they would not become president. The only people with enough power to enact change have enormous funds available, and they arent doing anything to help. Instead they tax the working class. How do you gut the FDA, CIA, WHO, NRC, 90% of the government? By voting? Lets have a peace rally, and gather some signatures, that will change the criminal mindset for sure


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    How did that work/is working out in/for Egypt?

    This has been one long ongoing bloody peaceful Arab Spring!


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