Latest news on US sailors’ class-action suit against Tepco — Nuclear Hotseat, Stars & Stripes, Bloomberg, DTRA webisode

In a surprising move the courts have determined that the sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan have a case against TEPCO
: the illnesses they received while working in the plume of the radiological disaster at Fukushima caused significant medical illnesses

Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates

In the US sailors’ class-action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric, — Lindsay R. Cooper v Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc., 12-cv-3032. U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, — California Judge Janis Sammartino ruled that the lawsuit can proceed and include not only Tokyo Electric Power Company, but also the builders of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi.

Nuclear Hotseat posted the plaintiff attorneys’ press release:

” U.S. SAILORS WIN KEY COURT DECISION TO GO FORWARD WITH CLASS ACTION AGAINST JAPAN’S NUCLEAR POWER COMPANY

U.S. Navy Sailors have won a crucial battle in the United States District Court in San Diego against Tokyo Electric Power Company, known as TEPCO. A Federal judge has ruled that the sailors’ class action law suit may go forward against TEPCO and additional Defendants General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi, the builders of the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The 200 young sailors…

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