USS Ronald Reagan: Sailors Were Vomiting And Losing Bowel Control After Fukushima Radiation Exposure

Navy Sailor: Crew members lost control of their bowels after Fukushima radiation exposure, as skin rashes developed; “It was a real big problem” — Congress signs bill making military conduct health survey (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 19, 2014):

Military Times, Jan. 15, 2014: The Senate quickly passed the massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill Thursday evening 72-16 and sent it to the president for signature, which the White House has signaled it will approve in short order. […] The legislation orders a number of reports and changes, including: […] A request for a report from the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs on medical conditions and the prevention, treatment and care given to sailors who believe they were exposed to radiation while serving on the carrier USS Ronald Reagan following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

NHK, Jan. 16, 2014: US to check sailors’ radiation risk […] The US Defense Department is to conduct a health survey of US sailors who took part in the relief efforts for the March 2011 quake and tsunami in Japan [and] report back to Congress by mid-April on the condition of the US naval servicemen who reported health problems after taking part in the relief operation.

New Zealand Herald, Jan. 18, 2014: [USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck crew member Lindsay Cooper] describes sailors vomiting and losing bowel control as skin rashes appeared. “It was a real big problem. We thought gastroenteritis was going around the ship.” […] Cooper is dealing with ongoing thyroid issues, dramatic weight swings and abnormal menstrual cycles. Other shipmates also have problems she says. In Washington state, Thomas McCants, 21 [was a] gunner’s mate on the USS Germantown, McCants joined the vessel, previously part of Tomodachi, in July 2011. Fit when he joined McCants was discharged as unwell five months later. His discharge documents refer to an “adjustment disorder”, manifested as stomach pain, weight loss and fatigue. Last October he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid lymphoma. He needs a bone marrow transplant. […] Cooper says the Veterans’ Administration diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder from the disaster, and prescribed an antidepressant.

Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow & Japan expert: “Is it dangerous to our military? To our civilians? […] there’s a huge debate about radiation exposure, how quickly it was understood. So it’s not just the Ronald Reagan – was it in the right place at the wrong time? – but do we really understand today the extent to which people have been exposed?”

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

1 thought on “USS Ronald Reagan: Sailors Were Vomiting And Losing Bowel Control After Fukushima Radiation Exposure”

  1. Why didn’t the ship medical people connect the dots? These symptoms are all indicative of great illness, cancer, disease, and considering the proximity to Fukushima……
    What scares me about so many medical and scientific folks……I have several in my own family……is that they believe they are right. Whatever school of thought they embrace, it is almost religious.
    If I showed these symptoms here at home, they would send me to an oncologist. Why were these ignored? Does the fascist system have more meaning than the lives of their soldiers?
    This entire debacle, and the blackout and denial around it is depraved indifference.
    Fukushima is going to kill millions, including all of us on the west coast of North America. In my case, it doesn’t matter because I have a rare spinal disease that will take me sooner. Beats frying to death, and that is what radioactive poison does, cooks us from the inside out.
    Thanks for staying on this story. It is the only story worth following. The rest of it, the financials, the fraud, the collapse of so many strong parts become irrelevant in comparison.


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