Former TEPCO Bosses Indicted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

2 Mar 2016   Japan, Nuclear

Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011, a Tokyo District Court official said. The indictments, forced through by a civilian judicial panel, are the first against officials at Tepco and come just before the fifth anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear station north of Tokyo. In accordance with Japanese law, the three were indicted by prosecutors on charges of professional negligence resulting in injury and death. Bloomberg via Getty Images The prosecutors had not taken action against the former executives citing insufficient evidence, but a civilian judiciary panel forced the indictment when it ruled last July that they should be charged. The three are former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, and former executive vice presidents Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69. The three, […]

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