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Fukushima: U.S. sailors “came out cooked”


Three years after the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Japan, evidence is mounting that the United States is covering up a massive case of radiation exposure and sickness among the military men and women who responded to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. This story has been brewing for months, but now journalist Karen Charman is giving us the most detailed account of how hundreds of American...

Were dozens of U.S. sailors poisoned by Fukushima?


I noted last week that the news from the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan keeps getting worse and worse. Nearly three years after the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident, every week brings new reports of leaks or potential meltdowns at the troubled site. What’s more, experts are also tracking the plume of radiation from the Fukushima site as they slowly make...

U.S. Navy sailors sue over exposure to Fukushima radiation


It was the American Way of humanitarianism when the U.S. Navy dispatched some of its Pacific fleet toward the shores of Japan in March 2011, as news spread that a massive earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami had struck the island nation. But what the crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan could not have imagined was that the real danger they would face would not be from the quake but...

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