June 23, 2017 / 11:18 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. Navy sailors can sue in U.S. over Fukushima radiation leak

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a group of U.S. sailors to sue Tokyo Electric Power Company over radiation exposure that they say occurred during a relief effort following a meltdown at one of the company’s nuclear plants.

In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court that the class action should continue in the United States and not Japan.

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