US sailors sue Tepco of Japan for nuclear radiation

US sailors sue Tepco of Japan for nuclear radiation

San Diego : CA : USA | Dec 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM PST
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A team of eight US Navy sailors have filed a court case in California Southern District Court in San Diego because they had been showered with radiation from the exploding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant when they were carrying out during relief operations.

This has been reported in of dated 29th of December 2012.

These sailors were a part of the team of the USS Ronald Reagan, which had been involved in the massive tsunami relief program of the US labeled as Operation Tomadachi.

At that time, the US Navy had indicated that 17 crew-members of the ship's had been exposed to 'low-level' radiation but the total exposure was no higher than one month's absorption of normal background radiation.

In the lawsuit now in court, each of the eight sailors is seeking $US10 million ($9.6m) in compensation along with $US30m in punitive damages and a judgment requiring the creation of a $100m fund to pay for their medical monitoring and treatment.

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