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Fukushima Rescue Mission Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Americans

Health & Wellness  (tags: US Navy, Fukushima, lawsuit, nuclear danger, health risks, damage, operation Tomadachi, cancer )

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So far, more than 150 service men and women who participated in the rescue mission and have since developed a variety of medical issues - including tumors, tremors, internal bleeding, and hair loss - which they feel were triggered by their exposure to ..

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Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:49 pm
How many Japanese people have been killed and wounded with the radiation released from Fukushima? 1 Is too many. Time to ban Nuclear Reactors worldwide? They are all suspect and unpredictble.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:25 pm
I was afraid of this when I knew our troops would be helping. There is much that still hasn't been released about a lot of what is going on to the people of Japan and the world in general. I agree, ban Nuclear Reactors worldwide, is no safe assurances for any of them and we don't need anymore Fukushimas and Chernobyls.

cecily w (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:19 am
I am not against nuclear power per se. I am against the administration of nuclear power by businesses (catered to by lackey politicians). The purpose of most businesses is to maximimize profit, and the result is often shoddy management and cutting corners. Until the nuclear industry is truly regulated by governments, instead of by uneducated on-the-take, politicians, nuclear power should be banned.


Barbara W (15)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:27 am
I am grateful that there are still people who are taking the risk to help the animals that were left behind to suffer and die.

Tamara H (185)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:07 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last week.

This is highly disturbing. The lack of information is not surprising but I am very worried for our troops over there and it is so typical of the DOD to walk away when the questions become too difficult for them to handle. To make a blanket judgement on a situation that has so many variables is completely irresponsible and it is essentially saying, well we took a peek and didn't feel too concerned so you guys are on your own now so handle it.

S S (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:23 pm
Thank you.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:42 pm
not only irresponsible but simply inhumane! Thx Tamara.
And to cecily w. -sorry, I cannot shareyour view at all! There already have been far too many casualties, death, plus the yet to die in a long run. Also we have experience to say governments do make mistakes as well, like all humans, perhaps they make the most! and finally, nobody worldwide has found a safe storage place and way to last 100000 yrs for the nuke waste. Are all these not reason enough to ban nuke power period, in fact to never have allowed it in first place? It is WE the people who must kick the habit of depending of power in such magnitude!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 2:49 pm
Noted w/thanks, Angelika. When Fukushima happened, I kept up with the news for awhile. Every so often, articles pop up with some more truly horrible facts about what's really going on. Unfortunately, our major media dropped the ball. When items from the Japanese tsunami reached our Western shore with tons of garbage, it was just a blip on media radar. Too much has been hidden and must be exposed to the general public. I'm worried that they're just too afraid of the facts to let us in on them.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 3:00 pm
Lois, you bet they are! and it wasn't just "items" and "tons of garbage" either that reached your shores!

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:17 pm
When will people listen? The World International Service on Energy (WISE) which has its base in Amsterdam and offices in New York, Tokyo, London et al has been reporting on Atomic Energy mishaps for decades. Those who subscribe, and the band of volunteers, have been forecasting and reporting on the many mishaps around the globe in spite of attempts by various governments to suppress. There is a case for atomic power versus coal fired energy production, but the best answer for both is use less, and use alternate energy sources. The financial cost may be more but the beneficial human costs are worth it.

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:21 pm
Correction. That should read World INFORMATION Service on Energy. (WISE)

JL A (281)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:21 pm
So sad--but not a surprise given how many corrections were given about safety and final acknowledgement of likely health consequences that this group would also have been affected.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:31 am
Noted thanks

Joanna M (139)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:04 pm
Utterly terrifying to consider...

Fiona O (565)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:39 pm
Check out on Youtube this two items: Savannah River Plant. The Bomb plant. Americans in the Southeast US have been threatened with contamination for over half a century. This is a bitter cold war legacy and it should have more attention. Obama now considers the plutonium still left on the site as a natural resource and he advocates selling it to France. A natural resource! All grades of plutonium and even heavier elements are man made.

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:47 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Betsy because you have done so within the last week.

oh no, cannot believe that..

Monday February 18, 2013, 4:01 pm
There is currently no known way to safely dispose of nuclear waste, So why are people in favour of nuclear power stations? Power will be generated but the waste will live on forever and contaminate our kids and their kids.
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