Fukushima radiation blamed for spike in U.S. sailor deaths; 400 veterans suffering serious, debilitating illnesses

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The death and sickness toll for U.S. sailors who were aboard an American aircraft carrier sent to assist the Japanese government in the hours and days following the March 2011 meltdown of nuclear reactors at Fukushima is growing, with scores more continuing to come forward.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency is reporting that the Japanese former prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has lent his support to a group of about 400 U.S. sailors who have filed suit against the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, claiming that the health problems they are currently suffering from were caused by being exposed to radiation following a triple meltdown at the plant.

Speaking recently at a news conference in Carlsbad, Calif., which he attended with a group of the plaintiffs, Koizumi noted: “Those who gave their all to assist Japan are now suffering from serious illness. I can’t overlook them.”

He broke down in tears

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