TV: Many U.S. sailors are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness after being contaminated during Fukushima nuclear disaster — USS Ronald Reagan was as close as a mile away as reactors melted down (VIDEO)

Thursday, August 15, 2013
By Paul Martin
August 15th, 2013

Title: Sailor believes illness due to radiation from service in Japan
Source: KSL 5 News
Date: Aug. 14, 2013

Mike Headrick, KSL 5 News Anchor: The nuclear power plant meltdown in Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011 not only contaminated many Japanese citizens there, but dozens of US sailors as well.

Nadine Wimmer, KSL 5 News Anchor: They were there to help in the rescue effort, but now many are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness, with no acknowledgement of the connection by the Department of Defense and no diagnosis from their doctors. […]

Jed Boal, KSL 5 News Reporter: [The USS Ronald Reagan] sat off the shore, as close as a mile away, as the Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down […]

Navy Lt. j.g. Steve Simmons, served on board the USS Ronald Reagan during 3/11 response: I just want somebody to acknowledge that there is an issue, that maybe we did do something wrong. […]

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