Hiroshima Court Recognizes Atomic Bomb ‘Black Rain’ Victims

A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors.

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Fukushima Class Action

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of United States service members’ claims against Tokyo Electric Power Company and General Electric alleging they were exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Japanese law required the dismissal of claims against GE and claims against TEPCO were dismissed on international comity grounds.  

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