US Navy sailors seek £600m damages from owners of Fukushima nuclear power plant

http://www.legitgov.org/US-Navy-sailors-seek-%C2%A3600m-damages-owners-Fukushima-nuclear-power-plant

ShareThisUS Navy sailors seek £600m damages from owners of Fukushima nuclear power plant 07 Feb 2014 Dozens of American sailors who assisted Japan during the 2011 nuclear disaster are suing the operators of Fukushima power plant for more than £612 million (US$1bn) in damages, claiming that they have become sick from radiation exposure… "These sailors were in radioactive plumes for more than five hours," said Paul C Garner, a lawyer representing the sailors, who claims to have been contacted by more than 250 US navy personnel in relation to the case. "They are suing Tepco for negligence in permitting escape of radiation from Fukushima nuclear power plant, strict liability, fraudulent concealment of true facts and a $1 billion medical fund plus compensation."

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