US Sailors Sue Over Radiation Poisoning

Navy sailors are part of a lawsuit against the company that owns the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
3:00 | 12/23/13

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A lawsuit from u.S. Navy sailors called to action in japan after the tsunami in 2010. Dozens of them are seriously ill. They claim the reactor is to blame. Reporter:24-year-old single mom lindsey cooper struggles with fear every day. My biggest fear is -- uh -- not knowing what's going to happen afterwards an not being able to take care of myself and my daughter afterwards. Reporter: This former navy sailer says she suffered from a thyroid condition and fights issues related to skrefr womening stress. She pleefs e her health issues are a result of radiation poisoning from the fukushima nuclear plant. 51 in all are part of a lawsuit field earlier this year against the tokyo electric power company, that operates the fukushima plant. This was an accident waiting to happen. If a nuclear reactor cannot withstand an earthquake and it's operated by th people, they're responsible. Reporter: The judge dismissed the original lawsuit because of procedural issues. She gave the plaintiffs time to refile. The suit says they created an illusory impression that the radiation leaking out were at levels that would not pose a threat and that the alleged misrep rezenation caused them to rush into you be safe areas. For "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. This target situation, the credit card hacking keeps going. H the fallout continues.

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