Earth Watch Report - Disaster Management
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, has been sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure.
They claim that Tepco lied about the threat posed by the leaks after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the plant.
The sailors were involved in relief operations after the natural disasters.
They have each sought $10m (£6m) in compensatory damages and $30m in punitive damages from Tepco.
The eight, who have filed the case in a US Federal Court in San Diego, also want Tepco to set up a $100m fund to pay for their medical expenses.
They have claimed that the utility provider created an impression that the level of radiation leaks from the nuclear plant did not pose any threat.
- Japan’s Tepco sued by US sailors (bbc.co.uk)
- U.S. sailors sue TEPCO (susiemadrak.com)
- Eight U.S. sailors sue Tepco for millions for falsely downplaying Fukushima radiation exposure (japantimes.co.jp)
- U.S. Sailors File Lawsuit: TEPCO Lied About Radiation Levels (crooksandliars.com)
- US sailors sue TEPCO and Japanese government for lying about radiation risks (japandailypress.com)
- Tokyo Electric Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation After Fukushima… (bloomberg.com)
- US sailors sue Japan’s TEPCO for post-quake radiation exposure (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)
- US Navy sailors sue Japan’s TEPCO over radiation (terradaily.com)
- US Navy sailors sue Japan for lying about Fukushima radiation (rt.com)
- US sailors sue Japan’s TEPCO for post-quake radiation exposure (democraticunderground.com)