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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

 

We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half.  See this, this, this, this, this and this.

Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse:

  • Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive fallout than prefectures closer to Fukushima

And we’ve previously noted that the radiation will spread worldwide (by water and air). For example:

A new study says that the West Coast will get slammed with radioactive cesium starting in 2015 

American Sailors Sue Tepco for Lying about Fukushima

Preface:  Before you get too mad at the Japanese, remember that the U.S. government and nuclear industry are just as bad.  And America is largely dictating Japanese nuclear policy.

Courthouse News Service reports:

Eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, sued the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Federal Court.

 

They claim the utility company, “a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of Japan,” misrepresented radiation levels to lull the U.S. Navy “into a false sense of security.”

 

Lead plaintiff Lindsay R. Cooper claims Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) intentionally concealed the dangerous levels of radiation in the environment from U.S. Navy rescue crews working off the coast of Japan after the March 10, 2011 earthquake and tsunami set off the nuclear disaster.

 

“TEPCO pursued a policy to cause rescuers, including the plaintiffs, to rush into an unsafe area which was too close to the FNPP [Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant] that had been damaged. Relying upon the misrepresentations regarding health and safety made by TEPCO … the U.S. Navy was lulled into a false sense of security,” the complaint states.

 

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Six of the eight plaintiffs worked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier; two worked in air contamination or the “air department.” One sued also on behalf of her infant daughter.

 

Japan called the relief effort Operation Tomadachi.

 

The complaint states: “Defendant TEPCO and the government of Japan, conspired and acted in concert, among other things, to create an illusory impression that the extent of the radiation that had leaked from the site of the FNPP was at levels that would not pose a threat to the plaintiffs, in order to promote its interests and those of the government of Japan, knowing that the information it disseminated was defective, incomplete and untrue, while omitting to disclose the extraordinary risks posed to the plaintiffs who were carrying out their assigned duties aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.” [Even an official Japanese inquiry found "collusion between the government, the regulators and Tepco"]

 

It adds: “Defendant represented and warranted that the levels of contamination to which the plaintiffs would be exposed were less than harmful to them and that their presence during ‘Operation Tomadachi’ would not cause any different or greater harm to them than they may have experienced on missions in the past. …

 

“At all times relevant times, the defendant, TEPCO, was aware that exposure to even a low dose of radiation creates a danger to one’s health [that's true] and that it is important to accurately report actual levels.

 

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And, they say: “Defendants had actual and/or constructive knowledge of the properties of radiation that would ensure that, once released into the environment, radiation would spread further and in concentrations that would cause injury to the plaintiffs.”

 

The plaintiffs claim the government deliberately misled them: “the Japanese government kept representing that there was no danger of radiation contamination to the U.S.S. Reagan … and/or its crew, that ‘everything is under control,’ ‘all is OK, you can trust us,’ and there is ‘no immediate danger’ or threat to human life, all the while lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdowns at FNPP. [While the Japanese government hid radiation from its own people, it purportedly did share it with the U.S. military.]

 

“Such reports were widely circulated with the defendant, TEPCO’s, organization at the time it was published, despite the fact that the defendant knew that higher levels of radiation existed within the area whereat the plaintiffs and their vessel would be and were operating.”

 

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“According to then-existing data uniquely known to the defendant at the time, the plaintiffs’ consequent exposure to radiation within their zone of operation, then indicated that radiation levels had already reached levels exceeding the levels of exposure to which those living the same distance from Chernobyl experienced who subsequently developed cancer,” the complaint states. [Yup.]

 

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The sailors say they “face additional and irreparable harm to their life expectancy, which has been shortened and cannot be restored to its prior condition.”

But surely the Japanese government and Tepco are on top of things now …

Not exactly:

 

 


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Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Look dumbass - the genie is out of the bottle.  I had nothing to do with it.  Nothing you or I can say that will change it.  Hillary said everything was fine after it blew up.   She supposedly flew over there.  They supposedly sent pumps over there.  Obama and the Dems are in charge and are totally covering it up.   They have not said jack shit about Fukashima or done anything about it.  Hillary made sure Japanese food was not blocked from coming in the USA.  Obama and Hillary's fingerprints are all over this.   The same people who want to disarm little people like you.  You are a dumb serf.

Fukashima cannot be "fixed" and TEPCO and Japan are totally negligent about it.  The USSAR under Hussein is all about spending, golf, race baiting (Kill whitey) and gun control.   Don't blame me. 

Call me conservative - whatever.  While libtard f**ks like Al Gore create fake BS global warming scams - real shit like Fukashima is totally ignored.  This is a million times more serious than the left's global warming fantasy shit.   GW is just another scam to tax the little people as the left disarms the little people.

 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Well at least you know Freddie will never get brain cancer for obvious reasons.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment flattrader
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He is the perfect consevative, biggoted, hateful moron.  A true archetype.

If he didn't exiist naturally, one of us woud have to invent him...for entertainment purposes if nothing else.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Freddie
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What conservatives are in power in the United States totally covering up Fukashima?  Jim DeMint? Rand Paul?  It is Hillary and Obama.  What have they done?  Nothing.  This is far worse than Chernobyl and the Japanese have no clue.  Fukashima is a ticking bomb and they have no idea how to "fix it."   It "ain't' conservatives lying to you about Fukashima. There is no "conservative" media except maybe Beck. Fox/Murdoch wants your disarmed as well.

You are joke.  You suck up all the lib shit media who lies to you every day and wants to disarm you.  What is Obama and Hillary doing about it besides gun running in Mexico, Libya, Egypt and Syria?  F Off.

Conservatives are not the people trying to disarm you. It is the Libs, Dems and RINOs.  Go back to sleep sheep.

In your case - maybe staying away from sharp instruments is a good idea. F tard.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:07 | Link to Comment fuu
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He pretty much sucks at the entertainment too.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Yeah entertainment - the TV and Hollywood who want to disarm you and support the usurper bankrupting Americva. F off.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment fuu
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Preaching to the choir on that one Freddie. You forgot to blame the mullah.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment El Viejo
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Yeah, but it kills the botulism so it all balances out in the end. Wait, it is The End.

 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 03:32 | Link to Comment Kimo
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bon appetit!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment knukles
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I love the feel of newly grown tumors in the morning.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 02:26 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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TEPCO XMAS

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 03:16 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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Lord Akira smiles upon thee from some higher energy state of conciousness

 

see you in two thousand and Godzilla everyone

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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Yeah Nuclear Power forever

s/

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Either a) turn of your computer or b) provide a better alternative (and don't say PV if you have any idea what happens in China to make them).

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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c) Frack You!

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