FUKUSHIMA – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will compensate for declines in sales of local agricultural products caused by the planned release of treated water from its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, executive Makoto Okura said in an interview.
Tepco will work hard to prevent local agricultural products from being hit by harmful rumors related to the release of tainted water, said Okura, managing executive officer and representative of the company’s Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters.
If sales of such products fall due to the release of water, Tepco “will compensate in an appropriate way,” he said.
The government is considering releasing treated water, which includes tritium, a radioactive substance, from the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant into the ocean.
He said that the 10-year statute of limitations period does not apply to claims for compensation related to the March 2011 nuclear accident.