Growing Lawsuit: U.S. military Personnel Reveal Radiation-related Illnesses after FukushimaSubmitted by goldenequity on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:28
The DoD acts like a criminal org... just like the State Dept.
It's abandoning all it's 'Aye Aye Sir' personnel when the SHTF.. same as State Dept snuffing it's CIA 'weaklings'. Disgusting.
►In growing lawsuit, servicemembers fault TEPCO for radiation-related illnesses
"Arm shrunk to half its size"
►Five months after participating in humanitarian operations for the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that led to nuclear disaster in Japan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Hair’s body began to betray him.
He had sharp hip pains, constant scabbing in his nose, back pain, memory loss, severe anxiety and a constant high-pitch ringing in his ears as his immune system began to attack his body. The diagnosis, he said, was a genetic immune system disease, which on X-rays looked to have made his hip joint jagged and his spine arthritic. [...]
►Other servicemembers have been diagnosed with leukemia, testicular cancer and thyroid problems or experienced rectal and gynecological bleeding, the lawsuit says. Hair said one of his friends, a fellow USS Ronald Reagan shipmate, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Hair said there is no history of the genetic disease in his family and that doctors have told him radiation exposure could have triggered it. [...]
►Senior Chief Mike Sebourn [...] said he suffered nose bleeds, headaches and nausea in the immediate aftermath — symptoms consistent with radiation poisoning. Months later, he felt weak in his right arm; excruciating pain followed. He said the command fitness leader in charge of physical training at Atsugi watched as his arm atrophied to about half its size. [...]
►DoD ABANDONS Radioactive Contamination concerns of 70,000 American Personnel
The Department of Defense has decided to walk away from an unprecedented medical registry of nearly 70,000 American service members, civilian workers, and their families caught in the radioactive clouds blowing from the destroyed nuclear power plants at Fukushima Daiichi [...]
The decision to cease updating the registry means there will be no way to determine if patterns of health problems emerge among the members of the Marines, Army, Air Force, Corps of Engineers, and Navy stationed at 63 installations in Japan with their families. In addition, it leaves thousands of sailors and Marines in the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group 7 on their own when it comes to determining if any of them are developing problems caused by radiation exposure.
“►We stayed about 80 days, and we would stay as close as two miles offshore and then sail away” -Navy Quartermaster Maurice Enis, navigator on the USS Ronald Reagan
“►Normal outside radiation exposure is between five and 10 CCPM. And that’s from the sun. At Atsugi [in Kanagawa Prefecture, ~250 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi], 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.” -Michael Sebourn, senior chief mechanic for the helicopter squadron based at Atsugi
“►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.” -Sebourn