Sailors sue Tokyo util­ity over ra­di­a­tion

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Eight U.S. sailors are su­ing the Tokyo util­ity that op­er­ates the Fukushima nu­clear power plant, charg­ing that the com­pany lied about the high level of ra­di­a­tion in the area where they were car­ry­ing out a hu­man­i­tar­ian mis­sion af­ter the tsunami that trig­gered the re­ac­tor cri­sis. The law­suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego last week against Tokyo Elec­tric Power Co., which the Ja­panese government owns. The sailors served on the San Diegob­ased air­craft car­rier USS Ron­ald Rea­gan, which was car­ry­ing out “Op­er­a­tion To­madachi” fer­ry­ing food and water to ci­ti­zens in the city of Sendai in the wake of the earth­quake and tsunami.

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