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Scores of US sailors sickened after warship exposed to Fukushima fallout; toll climbing

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Medical Rewind, Political

An alarming number of US Navy sailors have fallen ill after operations near the Fukushima nuclear incident. Sailors were dispatched to the incident on board the USS Ronald Reagan after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami severely damaged the power plant. Crewmen reported “snow “falling when they arrived. It was later learned the snowfall was caused by cool air combined with highly radioactive steam released from a mangled reactor. Witnesses said shipboard radiation detectors sounded when the vessel was 100 miles from shore. The nuclear-powered warship is equipped with radiation detection...

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