Attorneys for the USS Reagan sailors hit by Fukushima radiation won big in court last week: Judge Janis Sammartino ruled that the $1 billion lawsuit against TEPCO for health damages and medical treatment CAN not only move forward, it adds as defendants General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi – the companies that designed and built the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Nuclear Hotseat talks with attorneys Paul Garner and Charles Bonner.
NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:
What does the calendar have to do with whether nuclear waste cleared from Fukushima Prefecture’s schools can be disposed of as… well, nuclear waste?
- Fukushima doctors threatened w/loss of right to practice if they tell patients their illnesses are in any way related to radiation;
- TEPCO‘s obscene first-half profits don’t stop the company from dunning Fukushima students who left evacuation for college;
- Radioactive Tyvek protective suits equal to the contents of 70 25-meter swimming pools piling up at Fukushima:
- Lawsuits! 9 enviro groups, NRDC challenge NRC’s “extended waste storage rule;” 3 states (NY, VT, CT) launch legal challenge to same NRC ruling; and lawsuit filed by 3 northwest enviro groups over water pollution caused by Columbia Generating Station on Hanford site in Washington state.
- 40 civil society organizations from eight countries challenge conclusions of United Nation’s UNSCEAR report on radiation exposure after Fukushima;
- Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers in new international study; CLICK HERE.