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“There is no targeting here. Plaintiffs’ allegations that the effects of TepCo’s conduct were felt by American citizens while on U.S. ships, one of which with a home port of San Diego, are too attenuated to establish purposeful direction,” Sammartino wrote.

Sammartino added the sailors “have provided no information to support an assertion that TepCo knew its actions would cause harm likely to be suffered in California.”

Judge: Sailors’ Fukushima Radiation Case Doesn’t Belong in US」(BIANCA BRUNO January 5, 2018)

Now, it is our turn to repay for their favor as Japanese.

It is not difficult for the sailors to provide "solid information to support an assertion that TepCo knew its actions would cause harm likely to be suffered in California.

 

If there is evidence to prove the sailors were exposed to radiation plume from Fukushima including the inhalation of deadly alpha emitters, the issue of clinical causal relations would be out of question.

Yes, there is solid evidence. 



1) Radiation plume diffusion and USS Ronald Reagan 

The date of massive radiation release from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant(DNPP) was monitored at IAEA Research Station of Tokaimura in Ibaragi Pref. located about 100 km south of FDNPP.
The report says that the air absorbed dose rate began to increase from about 1 am on 15 March 2011 and varied over time, with three peaks: 4.8 μGy/h, 2.1 μGy/h and 3.1 μGy/h at 8 am on 15 March, 5 am on 16 March and 4 am on 21 March, respectively.

From;
「Results of environmental radiation monitoring at the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories, JAEA, following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident」

Masanori Takeyasu ,Masanao Nakano,Hiroki Fujita,Akira Nakada,Hitoshi Watanabe,Shuichi SumiyaJapan Atomic Energy Agency , 4-33 Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun , Ibaraki , 319-1194 , Japan 

Pages 281-286 | Received 15 Nov 2011, Accepted 26 Dec 2011, Published online: 20 Feb 2012

 
From the same paper;

There are two radiation plume waves during March 15 and 17 before another peak on March 22. 

Operation Tomodachi

More than 400 sailors of USS Ronald Reagn, on the mission of Operation Tomodachi for disaster relief and support for Japanese casualties caused by Fukushima catastrophic disaster, were exposed to radiation plume and their health hazards are beyond imagination as watched in this documentary film released by dailymotion. Click the image.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x63roud

 The map below is the screen shot from the video demonstrating the trail of USS Ronald Reagan.

This map shows its exact location at 6:00 of March 16.

 

Comparing with the map below, its location at 6:00 of March 16 above is somewhere between 160Km and 250Km from Fukushima DNPP.

And the IAEA laboratory which mde the first two charts is located 100Km south, near the coast around the letter of Tochigi. 
 

 


Radiation plume from Fukushima

The next simulation of plume dispersion was released by Japanese Meteorological Agency on March 15 for the prediction up to March 18.
Be noted that this simulation was made assuming 100% radiation release from Spent Fuel Pool(SFP) of Unit 4

The tailing map again from March 16 to March 18 (underlined) with the location at March 15 12:00 in blue square.
 

It seems obvious that Ronald Reagan moved around but only within the thickest plume zone.
 
The next image shows how fast the radiation plume traveled, probably with the help of Coriolis effect, up to March 24 when US EPA monitored the surge of 239Plutonium in the air above California.  

The EPA chart indicates about 8 times the base line. Two bars on the right are of the same date. 

The chart is from the second source of the report entitled; Hazardous nature of radioactive particles released from Fukshima DNPP accident published Octover 30, 2014 by Etsuji Watanabe et.al. in Japanese language.
 

2) Lost opportunity to escape: a matter of time

The sailors were exposed to the first plume wave released by hydrogen explosions occurred in the Unit 1 and Unit 3 reactors on March 12 and 14, and the second wave by the white smoke observed at Unit 2 and Unit 4 reactors on March 15, according to the researchers of the study mentioned above. 
 
Although the radiation release from Unit 4 is politically hidden from public eye,  both Tepco and Japanese government announced the massive radiation release from Unit 4 around 11AM of March 15 as much as 400 mSv/h as shown in the screen shot of the article of Yomiuri.
Take a look at the trailing map where Ronald reagan was then. 

IAEA was notified at 4:50 UTC  which is 13:50 Japan time.

US NRC had known the damage of spent fuel pool(SFP) of Unit 4 earlier than the 400 millisievert announcement as shown in this FOIA document.

Another example of FOIA document;

Not only Japanese government and Tepco knew but also IAEA and US government learnt the massive radiation release from Unit 4 on March 15. 
The simulation map of Meteorological Agency was made based on the damage of SFP of Unit 4.
 
If this information was passed on to the captain of USS Ronald Reagan timely, those sailors might not have inhaled the deadly plutonum particles because there was plenty of time to run away from the worst case.
 
The speed of radiation dispersion is 38Km/hr as mentioned earlier and the location of Ronald Reagan was more than 250Km away from Fukushima.
It would have taken more than 6 hours for the plume from Unit 4 to get there even if it stayed there.    
 


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