posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 05:32 AM
The Seventh fleet is doing a great job, and Monkeywrench is just being a fear-monger of a cry-wolf; his ramblings can only be viewed as a shameful
lack of respect for those whom are risking their own health to help others!
There is a sufficient amount of worried people having friends and/or relatives in the area, which do not appreciate this BS'ing!!
"Using sensitive instruments, precautionary measurements of three helicopter aircrews returning to USS Ronald Reagan after conducting disaster relief
missions near Sendai identified low levels of radioactivity on 17 air crew members. The low level radioactivity was easily removed from affected
personnel by washing with soap and water. They were subsequently surveyed, and no further contamination was detected."
"This morning, (monday)
sensitive instrumentation on USS George Washington pier-side in Yokosuka detected low levels of radioactivity from the
Fukushima plant. While there was no danger to the public, Commander, Naval Forces Japan recommended limited precautionary measures for personnel and
their families on Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Naval Air Facility Atsugi, including limiting outdoor activities and securing external ventilation
systems as much as practical. These measures are strictly precautionary in nature. We do not expect that any United States Federal radiation
exposure limits will be exceeded even if no precautionary measures are taken."
Another one from FB
From USS Ronald Reagan Commanding Officer:
Family & Friends of USS Ronald Reagan:
I want to take this opportunity to personally assure you that first and foremost all personnel aboard the USS Ronald Reagan are safe and healthy.
During our mission to assist our close allies of Japan, we were operating near the radioactive plume from Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. As
you may have already heard, radioactivity was detected on 17 personnel from our ship, however, we promptly took the proper precautions and the
radioactivity was easily removed by using soap and
water. The levels that were detected were very low levels.
To put this into perspective, the maximum radiation dose received was equal to the amount of natural background radiation one would receive in one
month from sources such as rocks, soil and the sun.
Ronald Reagan has since repositioned away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
As a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, we have extensive technical expertise onboard to properly monitor such types of risks, and if necessary,
rapidly resolve the situation.
We have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure that everyone is safe. We have closely monitored spaces, evaluated everyone who has flown or
worked on the flight deck and cleaned the aircraft.
I have not seen any levels of radiation or contamination that would cause me to have any significant concerns at all.
As we continue to assist Japan in this terrible catastrophe, our Sailor's-and your loved ones'-safety will remain at the top of my priority list.
Capt. Thom Burke
a link to a press article on
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