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US sailors

June 23, 2017

 

Court: Sailors can sue in U.S. over 3/11 Fukushima nuclear disaster

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201706230015.html

 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO--A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the sailors for now don't have to make their legal claims in Japan.

Their lawsuit accuses Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japanese government of conspiring to keep secret the extent of the radiation leak following a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people.

The plaintiffs arrived off the coast of Fukushima aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and other vessels to provide humanitarian aid a day after the quake.

They filed their lawsuit in 2012 in federal court in San Diego.

An email to an attorney for Tokyo Electric was not immediately returned.

 

See also

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/06/23/national/crime-legal/9th-circuit-court-navy-sailors-can-sue-u-s-fukushima-disaster-radiation-exposure/#.WVEILlFpyos

 

 

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