U.S. Naval Officer Steve Simmons claims he has lost the use of his legs, experienced fevers and has swelling in his lymph nodes because he was exposed to radioactivity near the Fukushima, Japan nuclear plant meltdown in 2011.
Simmons, who was part of the rescue efforts on the USS Ronald Reagan, started experiencing his symptoms eight months after returning to the US from Japan (video below).
“You’re starting to run fevers, your lymph nodes start swelling, you’re having night sweats, you’re getting spastic and you’re losing sensation in your legs, and you can’t feel your legs when you’re getting second-degree burns on them, and how do you explain those things?” the wheelchair-bound Simmons stated to WUSA 9.
According to Fox News, more than 70 other U.S. sailors with ailments, including thyroid cancer, brain tumors and leukemia, have filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which they say delayed telling the U.S. Navy that a tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown.
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The naval servicemen claim in their lawsuit that the meltdown sent huge amounts of radioactive contaminated water into the sea and into their ship's water system.
However, the US Department of Defense continues to claim that radiation levels were safe on the USS Ronald Reagan and less than a month's exposure to the same natural radiation from the sun.
“How do you take a ship and place it into a nuclear plume for five plus hours, how do you suck up nuclear contaminated waste into the water filtration system and think for one minute that there’s no health risk to anybody on board?” Simmons said.
Former MSNBC host Chenk Uygur claimed on Dec. 29, 2013 that he was told by his bosses at MSNBC not to warn people about the possible radiation danger at Fukushima “because the official government position is that it’s safe” (video below).
Sources: YouTube, Fox News, WUSA 9