Eight U.S. sailors sue Tepco for millions for falsely downplaying Fukushima radiation exposure

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121228a3.html

Japan Times Online

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Eight U.S. sailors sue Tepco for millions for falsely downplaying Fukushima radiation exposure

Bloomberg
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is being sued for tens of millions of dollars by eight U.S. Navy sailors who claim that they were unwittingly exposed to radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant meltdowns and that Tepco lied about the dangers.

The sailors aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan were involved in the Operation Tomodachi disaster relief operations following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region and led to the nuclear catastrophe, according to their complaint filed in U.S. federal court in San Diego on Dec. 21.

Tepco and the Japanese government conspired to create the false impression that radiation leaking from the Fukushima No. 1 plant didn’t pose a threat to the sailors, according to the complaint. As a result, the plaintiffs rushed to areas that were unsafe and too close to the facility, exposing them to radiation, their lawyers said.

The Japanese government was “lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdown” crisis, as it reassured the USS Reagan crew that “everything is under control,” the plaintiffs’ lawyers said in the complaint. “The plaintiffs must now endure a lifetime of radiation poisoning and suffering.”

The sailors are each seeking $10 million in damages, $30 million in punitive damages and a judgment requiring the creation of a $100 million fund to pay for their medical monitoring and treatments.

“We can’t comment as we have not received the complaint document yet,” Yusuke Kunikage, a Tepco spokesman, said Thursday. “We will consider a response after examining the claim.”

In July, the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund took control of Tepco in return for a ¥1 trillion capital injection after the disaster left the utility on the brink of bankruptcy. The utility received ¥1.4 trillion in state funds to compensate those affected by the disaster.

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and Adelaide University personnel highly trained in the art of adding up have claimed plastic bags will solve the problem, and that Fuk nuke plant will be back on line Dec 2012.

Flinders University genetics experts (one who wrote to me stating in part “…radiation is new to me” or words to that effect (letter elsewhere on blog) claim that the people worried about nuclear fallout from the molten exploding reactors suffers what she has diagnosed as “meltdown in reason” (no recognised in DSM IV and not a recognised illness. Rather it is a false accusation which when applied to this legal action implicates Flinders University in the lying and cover up claimed.

see https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2011/07/14/radiation-response-a-meltdown-in-reason/
published by Flinders University “Radiation response a meltdown in reason”
Posted on: July 14th, 2011 by Marketing and Communications, FU.

THAT in my view is a downplaying of the disaster, the effects upon people, the citing of highly controlled experiments of known very low external photon dose of very very low LET, and Sykes knows for example that the specifics of her US DOE funded experiment does not apply to doses which fallout outside of the experiments parameters ie the doses suffered by the sailors were high LET, both photon and non photon (alpha, beta in addition to photon gamma) and have nothing to do with medicine and everything to do with nuclear industry pollution for which there was no informed consent and no expectation of patient benefit and no patient consent, and at the time, NO PATIENTS.

The fact that the lies may create radiogenic disease is NOT A HEALTH BENEFIT AND THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY STATEMENT, AIMED AT THE FUKUSHIJMA DISASTER THAT ” e need radiation in our environment, just as we need vitamins and minerals” IS FALSE. Noone knows the lifetime accumulated burden the sailors will suffer and how their exposure due to the lies of TEPCO will add to their risk of radiogenic disease. Men and women and babies in the womb are not the GM mice the US DOE pay Flinders University to expose to external photon energy of levels of energy below that found in nature.

Is Flinders suggesting the sailors cure their risk by exposing themselves to MORE radiation “vitamins” such as Sr89?

As for Adelaide arithmetic gurus who spout radiation knowledge, well yes, plastic bags stop alpha. Do you suggest Barry that the sailors start swallowing little plastic bags in the hope that the alpha and beta emitting substances potentially in their bodies and put there by the actions of TEPCO , JGov and the US Navy will obey your command and hop into the plastic bags?

IF YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR SOURCES SEALED, YOU HAVE BREACHED THE RULES OF RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY. NO EXCUSES. IF SYKES WERE TO TAKE HER X RAY MACHINE DOWN TO RUNDLE MALL AIM IT AT SHOPPERS, AND TURN IT ON, ON THE FALSE PREMISE SHE WAS DISPENSING FREE VITAMINS, SHE WOULD BE ARRESTED. WHAT TEPCO AND JGOV DID AND SAID IN MARCH 2011 AND SINCE IS OF THE SAME ORDER AND IS A BREACH OF RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY RULES AND THE RULES AND ETHICS AND MEDICINE.

NUCLEAR POLLUTION BEARS NO RESEMBLANCE TO NUCLEAR MEDICINE. `1, THERE IS NO MEDICAL NEED. 2., NO EXPECTED BENEFICT, ONLY INCREASED RISK 3, NO INFORMED CONSENT. 4 IS A BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL PRINCIPLES ESTABLISHED AT NUREMBERG. SEE ACHRE FINAL REPORT, THE REPORT THE US DOE AND FLINDERS UNIVERSITY WANTS EVERYONE TO IGNORE AND FORGET.

WHEN SYKES WAS INVITED TO ADDRESS AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR VETERANS SHE REFUSED, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR 14- 24% HIGHER RATE OF CANCER SHE CLAIMED THE DOSE WAS NOT LOW DOSE.

NEITHER WAS THE DOSE TYPE FROM FUKUSHIMA. IT FAILS TO MEET HER DOE FUNDED EXPERIMENTAL PARAMETERS, AND IT IGNORES THE OXYGEN EFFECT AS A FACTOR IN RISK ( THE HIGHER THE OXYGEN TENSION IN CELLS THE GREATER THE RADIATION DAMAGE). THE HARDER SOMEONE WORKS, THE HIGHER THE OXYGEN TENSION.

ARE SAILORS JOBS PHYSICALLY DEMANDING REQUIRING HIGHER RATES OF RESPIRATION ? YES. ARE THEY ARE INCREASED RISK PER DOSE UNIT THAN LAZY MICE IN PAM’S LAB EXPOSED TO ULTRA LOW LET PHOTONS ? YES? IS SHE QUALIFIED TO SPEAK APPLYING MICE TO MEN AND WOMEN AND THE UNBORN AT THE US DOE BEHEST? I THINK NOT.

SINCE 1999 SYKES HAS BEEN PROMISING A MEDICAL TREATMENT BASED ON HER THEORY OF ADAPTIVE RESPONSE. WHERE THE HELL IS IT PAM? ITS JUST NUKER PR.

Bobby Scott, Pam and Barry will have a nice time in California during the court case, trotting out mice data and concepts used in 1925 as nuclear industry tried to blame veneral disease and loose morals on its suffering workers rather than the radio poison it had forced them to ingest. Nukers would have us forget the moral standard of the nuclear defence. It is a very low and base defence and has been so for decades.

The seeming paradox of variable individual respopnse to a given dose is at least partially explained by the fact that the oxygen effect means that the “harder the cell is working” the greater the damage will be. Mice frantically treading on a mouse wheel will show markedly different responses to mice in a resting state in Pam Sykes DOE funded lab at Flinders University when exposed to a given dose. When I put this suggestion to her in an Flinders University email (on the FU network) the response was zip. The DOE parameters call for mice to be exposed in a state of low metabolism, normal metabolism. Men and women dig ditches, sleep, guide in aircraft onto aircraft carriers, scrub down decks, cook, navigate, signal, and follow a wide range of duties of varying types, all of which introduce variables and vulnerabilities to radiation. This has been known for decades. The Hiroshima doctors reported it in 1945, Hersey in 1946, and Alexander wrote a chapter on it in 1957. Yet it is ignored.

It applies to the nuclear evacuees who fled the environs of the nuclear poison factories at Factories, directed as they were by nuclear authorities to follow the same path at the same time as that traversed by the Fukushima primary fallout cloud.

Heads should roll at the lies and cheating and extremely poor, deliberately poor, explanation of the nature of radiological risk and those variables which significantly influence dose response in an individual.

The experiments upon lazy mice mean nothing Pam in terms of nuclear industry pollution and disaster.

Again I say, when it comes my turn to be a patient at Flinders oncology unit, if I see your face, you will see a flying bed pan coming at you. AS yet I am not your patient and you have no right to diagnosis me as suffering a “meltdown in reason”. To the contrary, I am citing my training and other given sources. I am not in the pay of any interested party. Are you? Sincerely Paul Langley

One Response to “Eight U.S. sailors sue Tepco for millions for falsely downplaying Fukushima radiation exposure”

  1. CaptD Says:

    Good News for The japanese since this will expose (pun intended) those that kept quiet both in Japan and the US Gov’t.

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