Federal Judge Dismisses Sailors’ Radiation Exposure Class Action
A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to radiation in the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear disaster, finding a San Diego courtroom isn’t the right place for the case.
The class attorney said that since the vast majority of the sailor-plaintiffs were stationed in San Diego and GE designed the nuclear reactors at its San Jose headquarters, the case belongs in California.
Read more at the Courthouse News Service.
Image Caption: Mar. 23, 2011 ─ Air Department sailors scrub down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a countermeasure wash down. Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Tidd)