TV: US sailors having traits associated with radiation poisoning after Japan operation — Bleeding from rectum — Baby with birth defects — Cancer — Thyroid problems (VIDEO)

Published: December 29th, 2012 at 9:28 am ET
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Title: U.S. sailors sue Japanese utility over tsunami radiation
Source: Associated Press and KOMO
Date: Dec 28, 2012
h/t GlowingRainSeattle

[...] “They have physical problems. One of them is bleeding from his rectum already. The others have problems with thyroid glands,” the sailors’ attorney, Paul Garner, told KGTV in San Diego.

Garner says one of the sailors now has cancer and recently had a baby with birth defects.

Some of the sailors experienced symptoms while their ship was in Bremerton, Wash., for maintenance and repairs starting in January 2012, a few months after returning from the humanitarian mission.

All of those traits are associated with radiation poisoning [...]

Reporter: “Some of the sailors say they had symptoms within a few months of returning home to Bremerton”

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17 comments to TV: US sailors having traits associated with radiation poisoning after Japan operation — Bleeding from rectum — Baby with birth defects — Cancer — Thyroid problems (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    The acute exposure to a wide array of nuclear power plant toxins created their medical problems. In a a nutshell they are suffering chronic radiation poisoning. The intestinal problems and birth defect are goung to be Exhibit A in the courtroom assuming it ever gets there.

    The entire crew members of the the three ships exposed in the MOX plume off the coast of Fukushima should have received chelation treatment immediately after the exposure. But I seriously doubt many got that oind of medical attention. It will also be interesting to see if the ships carried enough potassium iodide for the crew members and more importantly.. Did the ship doctors order everyone to take the pills. That will be an easy fact to establish whether the Navy was negligent in safety procedures on board a nuclear-powered ship assisting in a commercial nuclear power plant accident. No fog of war excuse acceptable here.


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    "There is no science I know of that their lives are shortened," said Jennex. "But this is something that is way down the road. If it was an immediate exposure risk, they would have known that."

    I guess all the hundreds of the Chernobyl, Hiroshima and Nagasaki studies were figments of our imagination.

    I hope the defense brings this up in court, and the sailor's attorneys show slide shows of Chernobyl babies to the jury.


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    • snowwy snowwy

      he obviously does not know about medical sciences and has also never heard of medical radiation therapy, which is incidentally based on experiences and reports such as nuclear tests results, atomic bomb explosions, Unit 731 and obviously nuclear power station accidents.

      immediate danger this, immediate danger that, its rare that people die on the spot when exposed. But how soon is immediately? 1 week? 1 year? very often radiation patients recover seemingly first then deteriorate again….

      (read up on is here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/radiation-sickness/DS00432/DSECTION=symptoms )

      so what does "immediate" stand for when we are talking about radiation sickness?

      time is relative, so assuming that because the actual radiation threat is going to last several hundred years and the total time it takes for Japan to recover from this, will take at least several decades. so it is fair to assume that "immediate" danger could not mean within the first few minutes after the exposure but up to several years after exposure considering that one has to take the whole span of danger time into consideration when defining "immediate"…

      or am i just dazzled and confused by too much science again? ;-)


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    U.S. DoD Releases Radiation Registry for Troops in Japan
    Sept.5 2012

    http://fukushimaupdate.com/u-s-dod-releases-radiation-registry-for-troops-in-japan/

    They are lying about 'dose estimates'I assume.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ..Human guinea pigs..indeed.


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  • Info on US Navy protocol and how it was completely ignored for this event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-NbRD8_QDI


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  • hogy

    The SoCal article finally says what the US Navy ship was there for. Apparently they were "carrying out "Operation Tomadachi" ferrying food and water to citizens in the city of Sendai in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami."
    OK–If they were ferrying stuff ship to shore, they had to be close to shore if not actually onshore. Thus the exposure of the people getting that close would have been worse.


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    • VanneV anne

      USS Ronald Reagan Ready To Help Japanese
      March 15, 2011
      “’It’s about nine o’clock in the morning here, and our helicopters are getting ready to go back in the air, and start the relief effort today,’ said Meadows.
      “U.S. air crews are taking thousands of pounds of supplies – things like food, water and blankets—from the carrier to the tsunami-stricken people of Japan.
      “Meadows talked about some of the touching stories of the aid effort.
      “’When they go down and give supplies to the people of Japan, and they get hugs from them, thumbs up, smiling faces,’ said Meadows….”
      http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/03/15/uss-ronald-reagan-ready-to-help-japanese/


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    • VanneV anne

      U.S. troops, USS Ronald Reagan arrive in Japan
      By the CNN Wire Staff
      March 12, 2011
      “(CNN) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived off the coast of Japan Sunday to support Japanese forces in disaster relief operations, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement.
      “More U.S. aid — in the form of equipment, staffers and search-and-rescue teams — was expected to arrive Sunday to address the widespread devastation caused by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
      “Near Honshu, Japan, the USS Ronald Reagan will support the Japan Self-Defense Force by providing refueling operations for Japanese helicopters and transporting the island country's troops to disaster areas, according to the Pentagon statement….”
      http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/12/quake.response/index.html


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    • VanneV anne

      SoCal Sailors Sue Japanese Utility Over Radiation
      “The sailors served on the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which was carrying out ‘Operation Tomadachi’ ferrying food and water to citizens in the city of Sendai in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.
      “The sailors claim the Japanese government repeatedly said there was no danger to the carrier crew ‘all the while lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdowns’ so rescuers would ‘rush into an unsafe area.’
      “The U.S. Navy, the suit said, relied on information from the Japanese government, which only belatedly admitted that radiation had leaked into the atmosphere from the damaged power plant….”
      http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/baySoCal-Sailors-Sue-Japanese-Utility-Over-Radiation-185149871.html


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