EXCLUSIVE! USS Reagan vs. TEPCO Hearing – Attorneys, Survivors and John Edwards )Nuclear Hotseat #272) http://tinyurl.com/zwxkuhm
This Week’s EXCLUSIVE Interviews begin approx 8:00 into video:
Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host Libbe HaLevy attended the US 9th District Court Hearing on USS Reagan Sailors v. Tokyo Electric Power Company. The sailors were on an humanitarian aid mission to Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which caused the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns. TEPCO never informed the US Navy of the dangerous release of radioactivity from the crippled nuclear reactors and as a result, the sailors were exposed to catastrophic levels of radiation.
At stake is whether the sailors’ case will be allowed to be tried in United States courts. TEPCO wants this case tried in Japan, which would effectively make it impossible for our sailors – many of whom are in failing health and would have to interrupt their medical treatments, fly to Japan, and fly out their own experts. The trip would be cost-prohibitive and forcing the trial to take place there would effectively end the lawsuit. That’s what TEPCO and its attorneys are counting on.
David v. Goliath? Count on it!
Hear excepts from the testimony and exclusive interviews with:
Attorneys for the sailors Charles Bonner and Paul C. Carlson Garner
Sailors from the USS Reagan during Operation Tomadachi: William Zeller, Chad Holt and Chris Shamrell.
EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL: Former US Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, who reveals a bombshell: why he flew out to attend this hearing and is so public in his support for the sailors.
The Missing Links: Watch recording for case: Lindsay Cooper v. Tokyo Electric Power Co., No. 15-56424 http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_video.php?pk_vid=0000010155
(Live links to all the Nuclear Hotseat episodes coming…)
Video of full hearing of lawsuit HERE. http://tinyurl.com/ztp8a98
Nuclear Hotseat #96 – USS Reagan Sailors at Dr. Helen Caldicott’s Symposium
Nuclear Hotseat #129 – Interview w/Attorney Charles Bonner
Nuclear Hotset #138 – Interview w/Attorney Charles Bonner
Nuclear Hotseat #159 – Interview w/USS Reagan sailor Steve Simmons http://tinyurl.com/zm5u7vq
Nuclear Hotseat #162 – Steve Simmons and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano refute TEPCO claims
Nuclear Hotseat #166 – USS Reagan sailors v. TEPCO
Nuclear Hotseat #173 – Yokuska Homeporting of USS Reagan and Unresolved Radiation Issues w/Carole Jahnkow
Nuclear Hotseat #176 – USS Reagan Case Win!
Nuclear Hotseat #180 – Internal v. External Radiation Risks for USS Reagan Sailors
NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:
Surf’s up! Anyone want to go swimming at a cesium-laden beach in northeast Japan? Of course not! So just don’t test for cesium – et voila! – problem goes away… er, not! Children swim in the sea at the Nakoso beach in Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture, 65km south of the crippled TEPCO nuclear power plant, on July 16, 2013.
More suspect nuclear waste containers identified at WIPP repository in Carlsbad, NM; radiation spike believed linked to removal of filters.
TEPCO breaks vow, refuses more compensation for Fukushima nuclear victims.
Tokyo supermarket sells Fukushima tomatoes for half price; sells out fast!
Earthquakes Without Faultlines in New Mexico near WIPP and New York near Indian Point;
Hurricane Arthur and Japanese Super-Typhoon Neoguri menace nuclear plants in their path; emergency prep measures taken.
LINKS provided by Nuclear Hotseat:
Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott, who was founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Founder of Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament, debunks thorium reactors: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-caldicott/thorium_b_5546137.html
EPA wants to raise radiation limits by a factor of 350! Tell EPA head Gina McCarthy (who was responsible for the EPA’s RadNet monitors not working in the immediate aftermath of Fukushima) what they can do with the proposed new standards; public input requested:http://www.epa.gov/radiation/laws/190/#publicinput
BONUS LINKS provided by MsMilkytheclown1
Fire at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant facility http://tinyurl.com/jkeaj4l
Another shutdown for Pilgrim
Valve malfunction the 2nd in less than 3 weeks
OPPD announces official closing date for Fort Calhoun nuclear plant: Oct. 24 http://tinyurl.com/j6xvluw
Talen Energy drops plans for new Pennsylvania nuke plant http://tinyurl.com/julhdcr
Radioactive Waste Found at Oil Field Landfill in North Dakota http://tinyurl.com/jhdocqs
Tepco adviser (Dale Klein) says treated Fukushima water safe for release into Pacific http://tinyurl.com/zro924n
BBC documentary on Sellafield nuclear power plant receiving positive reviews http://tinyurl.com/gtyrvhz
Fury over “dangerous” nuclear flights from the Highlands to US http://tinyurl.com/zu7tqk9
Thoughts on the establishing of the Operation Tomodachi Victims Foundation https://youtu.be/woTHTPUqjNM
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