This is coolbert:
From KOMO we have indications of an event that has not been seen in sixty or so years?
Radiation sickness, American sailors in the aftermath of the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear reactor meltdowns exposed to levels of radioactivity, the result most disturbing.
"Navy sailors suffer strange deformities after Fukushima exposure — 'Testicles swell to size of tennis balls' after pants got so contaminated they set off radiation alarms — 'Her arm swelled up, hand looked like baseball mitt' — 'His fingers turned yellow, even brown… feet now dark red' (VIDEO)"
"KOMO 4 News transcript, Feb 11, 2015 (emphasis added): Men and women sworn to serve, now suffering from mysterious health problems… Local rescuers find themselves battling for the truth — and their own survival… They had no idea of what was happening in coastal Fukushima… prevailing winds sent most of that radiation over the Pacific, where the 7th Fleet was positioned… the sailors say no one aboard ship took any extra radiation protection measures [for] 'probably about a week'… [Aviation Structural Mechanic Ron] Wright remembers one time the scanners went crazy over his trousers. 'It was just being like beep, beep, beep, beep… I lost my pants.'…"
At least since the time of the Castle Bravo event no such widespread radiation sickness has occurred at sea?
In the aftermath of Castle Bravo Japanese fisherman downwind doused with high levels of radioactivity and much damage done, all inadvertently but nonetheless occurring.
I do recall that in the aftermath of the reactor melt-downs the American aircraft carrier George Washington was sent to the vicinity as part of the relief effort. Crew members receiving some radiation exposure and given prophylactics in response.
Even in peacetime military duty can be hazardous.