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EDITORIAL: Payouts for nuclear disaster in urgent need of revamp via The Asahi Shimbun

The government’s committee overseeing compensation for victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has begun considering whether existing guidelines for payouts should be revised upward. Established in the aftermath of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power … Continue reading

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Editorial: Ruling pressures Japan to set proper damages for Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Mainichi

The amount of compensation has been finalized in a series of class-action lawsuits brought by people affected by the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station managed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (TEPCO). The Supreme Court rejected appeals … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Fukushima compensation guidelines need further revision via The Asahi Shimbun

The Sendai and Tokyo high courts recently said in separate rulings that Tokyo Electric Power Co. should pay more in compensation to victims of the 2011 accident at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Some 30 class action … Continue reading

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Supreme Court sets stricter rules on certifying A-bomb illnesses via The Asahi Shimbun

The Supreme Court on Feb. 25 set stricter certification standards concerning atomic-bomb related diseases, thereby rejecting bids by three hibakusha plaintiffs for special monthly allowances and dwindling the hopes of future applicants. The elderly plaintiffs sued the health ministry after … Continue reading

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TEPCO ordered to cough up after it refused deal on compensation via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The court on Feb. 19 ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 12.03 million yen ($108,000) to 50 of the 52 plaintiffs.  The plaintiffs had sought 99 million yen in damages for their psychological suffering due to their voluntary evacuation … Continue reading

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Algerians still suffering from French atomic legacy decades later via Beyond Nuclear International

Compensation scheme has aided very few people, as Saharan residents experience cancers, blindness and birth defects By Johnny Magdaleno Ahmed el-Hadj Hamadi was huddled into a building with the rest of his community by French soldiers early in the morning. … Continue reading

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New resource center helps sick Hanford workers via king5.com

By Susannah Frame The federal government cut the ribbon on a center that helps sick Hanford workers Thursday, marking a huge shift after 30 years of roadblocks to get medical help and compensation. The new Hanford Workforce Engagement Center in … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Workers Have Fallen Ill Due To Work At Pantex Nuclear Plant via HPPR

By JONATHAN BAKER • MAY 1, 2018 Many hundreds of workers have fallen ill due to work performed over the years at the Pantex nuclear arms facility northeast of Amarillo. As The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, since an employee compensation program began in 2000, over … Continue reading

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‘Downwinders’ aftermath still a reality today in Iron County via Iron County Today

By Craig Bennett Iron County Today The bombs had names such as Morgan, Charleston and “Dirty Harry.” They appeared as flashes in the sky that looked faraway but were close enough to Southern Utah to cause damage that is still … Continue reading

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Tepco’s compensation for 3/11 victims has made matters worse for many via The Japan Times

BY PHILIP BRASOR AND MASAKO TSUBUKU    As of the end of March, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. had paid more than ¥8 trillion in compensation (baishōkin) related to the Fukushima No. 1 reactor meltdowns of March 2011. About half of this … Continue reading

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