US Sailor Crippled by Fukushima Radiation Speaks Out on Government Lies

Mikael Thalen
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January 13th, 2014
Updated 01/13/2014 at 8:57 pm

A U.S. Naval Administrative Officer severely affected by Fukushima’s radiation is telling his story, further exemplifying why the U.S. government cannot be trusted to inform the public on Fukushima’s danger.

Involved in the USS Ronald Reagan’s rescue efforts following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, Steve Simmons began experiencing devastating symptoms several months after returning home.

“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 2nd degree burns on them, and how do you explain those things?” Simmons told WUSA 9 News

Simmons is joined by more than  70 other U.S. sailors with similar ailments, including thyroid cancer, brain tumors and leukemia. Despite radiation-decontamination officer Michael Sebourn detecting “incredibly dangerous” radiation levels while on the Reagan, the Department of Defense has continued to claim levels were safe.

“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.

Sick U.S. sailors have filed suit against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), claiming the power company hid radiation information from the U.S. Navy after Fukushima’s initial meltdown.

“TEPCO pursued a policy which caused rescuers, including the plaintiffs, to rush into an unsafe area which was too close to the [Fukushima nuclear power plant] that had been damaged,” the lawsuit states.

While denying any danger to the public, the federal government has quietly stockpiled millions of doses of potassium iodide over Fukushima concerns.

Recent remarks made by former MSNBC host Chenk Uygur have also revealed the government’s attempts to downplay Fukushima’s severity. Trying to inform his viewers in 2011, Uygur was told not to warn about radiation danger “because the official government position is that it’s safe.”

Despite the government’s obvious and continued deception, few media outlets have challenged official talking points. Following the recent discovery of a 500 percent radiation increase on a California beach, reporters from Infowars traveled to the area to investigate the alarming occurrence, finding levels closer to 1,000 percent higher than normal.

Bizarre and disturbing discoveries in West Coast sea life, including “melting sea stars,” mass die-offs and “never before seen” conjoined gray whale calves, have only added to the public’s concern.

With Fukushima’s major radiation plume now reaching America’s West Coast according to physics experts, the government’s continued silence is to be expected.

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Mikael Thalen

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Mikael is the lead features writer at Storyleak.com. His articles have been featured on sites such as the Drudge Report, Infowars and Natural News. During his time at Examiner.com, he was frequently ranked the number one political writer.

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  1. mark willimas says:

    does anybody believe in the government and what they say?

    • Roger says:

      It used to be that the US government was the government that the people wanted.

      It gave them a 'legitimacy'. Any sense of legitimacy is gone. They force things on us and don't care if we live or die. We're just a number to them, this sick man proves it.

  2. Karen says:

    The word is 'severely' affected, not 'severally'.

  3. britt walden says:

    This man was on "THE GREAT DECEIVER" AIRCRAFT CARRIER. THOSE WHO SENT THEM INTO THE NUCLEAR DEATH ZONE KNEW GOOD AND WELL WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. JUST LIKE THOSE AT GROUND ZERO/911. I FEEL FOR YOU!!! HOPE ALL OF YOU THE BEST. TAKE THOSE WHO DID THIS TO YOU TO THE VERY END. BMW 1-13-13

  4. Dakir says:

    How does anyone see this ending? I will tell you. In the government and this system as we know it being so eroded and so untrustworthy that a new system must be put in place – a New World Order. Minus the Constitution of course.

    Oh look. You played right into their hands. Bravo.

  5. Mr.Lincoln says:

    Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima January 13, 2014
    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-fish-cesium-radiatio

  6. WeeToddEdwards says:

    Time for the government to come clean. People are getting sick

  7. signalfire says:

    China has already banned west coast seafood from importation; CHINA! The place with an abundance of toxic air, water and polluted food.

    The US govt is afraid that people will wise up about the dangers and the real estate values will plummet along the very expensive rich man’s areas of the west; watch those million dollar houses in LA, San Francisco and San Diego end up for sale at fire sale prices, or worse yet, be abandoned by those who can afford to leave. There’s truly no where to hide but a move to a different location can buy time. Meanwhile, the complete lack of action on mitigating the radiation spill shows how completely powerless the governments of the world are to do anything helpful. All they are apparently good for is killing us.

  8. Fuku says:

    This man-made disaster is still being managed by the men who made it, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., 4th largest in the world. Please support our first responders like Stephen Simmons; he's not alone in his misery.
    Contact your representative in Congress and tell them "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!"
    Fukushima Radiation Victims.Net

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