(NaturalNews) It was recently unveiled that U.S. Navy sailors aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan during the time of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster suffered severe radiation poisoning after being left out to sea for months without aid. And new reports indicate that the cause of this nightmarish situation for these unfortunate sailors — radioactive steam from the melted reactor cores at Fukushima — is still billowing from the stricken plant some three years later.
Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper, 24, recently shared the horrific events of that time with the New York Post (NYPost), which just before Christmas broke the story publicly. It was a brisk day in March, just days after Fukushima was stricken by a tsunami that resulted in three of its six reactor cores literally melting into the earth, when Cooper and her colleagues got their first taste of what happens as a result of radiation exposure.
“I was standing on the flight deck, and we felt this warm gust of air, and, suddenly, it was snowing,” recalled Cooper to the NYPost, explaining how at the time nobody knew what to make of the situation. “We joked about it: ‘Hey, it’s radioactive snow!’ I took pictures and video.”