The USS Reagan was part of Operation Tomodachi, a U.S. armed forces mission involving 24,000 U.S. service members, and numerous ships and aircraft bringing aid to the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which demolished the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.. American sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan were exposed to radiation from Fukushima. Many are sick. Some have died. Coverage of the USS Ronald Reagan by US media has been astoundingly limited. On January 5, 2018, a federal judge in San Diego, CA, dismissed the latest version of a class action lawsuit brought by USS Reagan sailors and US Marines. This was just the latest milestone in a long and winding path to justice strewn with roadblocks and delays.
Plaintiffs are barred from suing the U.S. Navy by the Feres Doctrine, from the 1950s which prohibits any member of the military from recovering damages from the government for injuries sustained during active military service.
The plaintiffs charge that TEPCO lied to the public and the U.S. Navy about the radiation levels at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant while the Japanese government was asking for help for victims of the earthquake and Tsunami. By doing so, TEPCO deliberately allowed those involved in Operation Tomodachi to sail into harm's way and become exposed to the radiation spewing from the stricken reactors on the battered Japanese coast.
Almost seven years after the Fukushima disaster, the merits of the case have yet to be heard, with the case mired in legal wrangling and delays brought by the defendants, TEPCO, along with General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi, the builders and suppliers of the Fukushima nuclear reactors. Delays, coverups are standard practice in all radiation claims in the USA. It is of utmost importance to our Government to deny the risks and damage to individual human beings.
More reasons to outright hate the injustices our military and the judicial collaboration impose on good people who serve admirably, particularly those at the tip of the spear.
Knowing this disaster was instigated by a resonant-caused subduction event makes the military seem even more impotent and incompetent, if that were possible post-9/11.
They don't care if soldiers are exposed to toxic substances. The US has a long list of dead and dying that they deny treatment for.
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