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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
That's what I was thinking. The USS Ronald Reagan surely has geiger counters and other means of measuring radiation.
However, it is very difficult for these sailors to sue the US government, due to a 1946 Federal Tort Claims Act which severely limits the ability of enlisted personnel to sue Uncle Sugar.
This seems like they are going after the secondary guilty party in order to secure money, as they can't go after the party who put them in harm's way. Just a thought.