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New Forum - Operation Tomodachi - Radiation Exposure Due To Fukushima Nuclear Plant After 2011 Earthquake


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Operation Tomodachi - Radiation Exposure due to Fukushima Nuclear Plant after 2011 earthquake

Sailor lawsuit: Radiation caused illness The Lead with Jake Tapper|Added on February 19, 2014

Operation Tomodachi Wikipedia Page

Google News Search for navy deployment to japan earthquake

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Did Fukushima disaster make U.S. sailors and Marines sick?

"(CNN) – Dozens of American sailors and Marines who served in the Navy's mission are now reporting a series of serious health issues following their deployment to Japan to aid victims of the tsunami.

Now, they're suing Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, saying the company was anything but forthcoming with the threat the citizens of Japan – and the American service members trying to help them – truly faced." CNN

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I was there for a short time, and it would not surprise me. We always felt light headed, and sailors were always complaining of stomach pain. Thanks for the info

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Thank You Tbird, this is important stuff we need to have (and Happy Birthday too!!!!!! I just hope you relaxed on your birthday but I bet you were preparing this info for hadit.)

Just to add:

For Veterans exposed to radiation at Fukushima, the DoD's Operation Tomodachi Registry provides individual dose information. - See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/radiation/how-va-confirms-exposure.asp#sthash.5LENtSXq.dpuf


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Radiation Dose Assessments for

Shore-Based Individuals in

Operation Tomodach


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In search of others being affected by their exposure during Tomadachi. My husband slowly withers away and I know there are others.

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For Veterans exposed to radiation at Fukushima, the DoD's Operation Tomodachi Registry provides individual dose information.

Operation Tomodachi Registry

About the Operation Tomodachi Registry (OTR)
The Department of Defense (DOD) established the Operation Tomodachi Registry (OTR) following the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. These unfortunate events caused severe damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which resulted in the release of radiation into the environment.
The OTR includes nearly 75,000 DOD-affiliated individuals who were on or near the mainland of Japan during the period from March 12, 2011 to May 11, 2011, along with their corresponding whole-body and thyroid radiation doses. Over 58,000 individuals were associated with one of 13 shore-based locations, which included DOD military installations and major cities where the majority of the DOD-affiliated population worked or lived. Nearly 17,000 individuals were associated with U.S. Navy fleet-based locations, which included the 25 U.S. Navy ships (and aircrew) in the area during this period.

Fukushima Nuclear Accident 2011

Three Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan released radiation into the environment on March 11, 2011, following an earthquake and tsunami.


Air sample test Misawa Air Base, Japan
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Soon after, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established Operation Tomodachi Registry. The Registry will include:

  • Names of nearly 70,000 Servicemembers and DoD-affiliated people potentially exposed to low doses of radiation while on or near the mainland of Japan during the period March 12 to May 11, 2011
  • Location-based radiation dose estimates for each person
Possible health risks

The estimated radiation doses calculated for all members of the DoD-affiliated group are well below levels associated with adverse medical conditions. The additional risk of cancer from this exposure is considered extremely small.

VA recognizes certain cancers and other diseases as linked to exposure to ionizing radiation during service. Eligibility for VA compensation depends on a number of factors, such as the radiation dose and when the disease develops.

Health concerns?

If you are concerned about radiation exposure during military service, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.

Veterans not enrolled in the VA health care system, find out if you qualify for VA health care.

Need help determining exposure?

VA can help determine exposure during military service after you file a claim for compensation benefits for health problems associated with radiation exposure during service.

- See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/radiation/sources/fukushima.asp#sthash.rSLB24d8.dpuf

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