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Former Tepco executives ordered to pay ¥13 trillion to company over Fukushima nuclear disaster via Japan Times

By Eric Johnston […] Wednesday’s decision in favor of the plaintiffs marks the first time a court has ruled that former Tepco management is liable to pay compensation. Three of the five defendants, including Katsumata, former Vice President Ichiro Takekuro, … Continue reading

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Japan court holds utility execs liable for Fukushima crisis via abc news

ByMARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressJuly 13, 2022, 9:22 AM TOKYO — A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered four former executives of the utility operating the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay 13 trillion yen ($94 billion) to the company, holding them … Continue reading

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Japan’s top court orders damages for Fukushima victims in landmark decision -NHK via Reuters

TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s Supreme Court upheld an order for utility Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) (9501.T) to pay damages of 1.4 billion yen ($12 million) to about 3,700 people whose lives were devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first … Continue reading

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Opinion: California Tsunami Alert Was Wake-Up Call on San Onofre Flood Risk via Times of San Diego

By Paul Blanch The tsunami advisory that woke up the West Coast Jan. 15 should serve as a wake-up call on flooding dangers at the nuclear waste storage facility in San Onofre.  The facility is 100 feet from the beach. During high tides, … Continue reading

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M9 quake, 30-meter tsunami could hit northern Japan: gov’t panel via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A Japanese government panel said Tuesday tsunami as high as 30 meters could hit Hokkaido in northern Japan and Iwate in the northeast if a magnitude 9 earthquake occurs along sea trenches off the country’s Pacific coast. … Continue reading

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Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings via Japan Times

High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago. Attention is on how the courts will assess the liability of … Continue reading

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Mega-quake would likely flood more of Fukushima than 2011 tsunami via Japan Times

If a once-in-1,000-years earthquake occurs, the area of Fukushima Prefecture expected to be flooded by subsequent tsunami could be 1.3 times larger than at the time of the March 2011 disaster, the prefectural government said Wednesday. If such a powerful … Continue reading

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5-year prison terms sought for former TEPCO executives via The Asahi Shimbun

Prosecutors on Dec. 26 demanded five-year prison terms for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. over the disaster caused by a tsunami slamming into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. “It was easy to safeguard the plant … Continue reading

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Putting tsunami countermeasures on hold at Fukushima nuke plant ‘natural’: ex-TEPCO VP via The Mainichi

TOKYO — A former vice president at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) told a court here on Oct. 19 that it was “natural” for the utility to put tsunami countermeasures at the plant on hold … Continue reading

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Court accepts statement in TEPCO trial to show negligence via The Asahi Shimbun

The Tokyo District Court on Sept. 5 accepted the written statement of a former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executive who claimed that his boss abruptly postponed tsunami prevention measures at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2008. The … Continue reading

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