The problems arising from the Fukushima radiation nuclear disaster just keep getting worse. There have been many news reports over the past few days stating that TEPCO withheld vital information about this radiation leak. If this information was disclosed promptly, there may have been some type of actions that could have been taken sooner.
The victims of this devastating radioactive disaster have countered with the class action lawsuit. The re-filing comes as Tepco admits that it has underestimated certain radiation readings by a factor of five. And as eight more thyroid cancers have surfaced among children in the downwind region. Two new earthquakes have also struck near the Fukushima site. The amended action was filed in federal court in San Diego on February 6, 2014.
The plaintiffs' ailments parallel those of downwinders irradiated at Hiroshima/Nagasaki (1945), during atmospheric Bomb tests (1946-1963), and from the radiation releases at Three Mile Island (1979) and Chernobyl (1986). Among them are reproductive problems and illnesses such as Leukemia, ulcers, gallbladder removals, brain cancer, testicular cancer, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, thyroid illnesses, stomach ailments and a host of other complaints unusual in such young adults."