“TEPCO claims could hit $133 bn on Japan nuclear crisis” via Reuters

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) could face compensation claims of up to 11 trillion yen (USD 133 billion) — nearly four times its equity — if Japan’s worst nuclear crisis drags on for two years, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch wrote in a report.

But claims could be limited to less than 1 trillion yen if the crisis at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear complex, triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, was resolved in around two months, or up to 3 trillion yen if it took around six months, research analyst Yusuke Ueda wrote.

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