evacuees-tepcovia Japan Times / July 21st, 2015 / Around 3,100 residents in the city of Fukushima are demanding ¥18.3 billion in damages related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, lawyers said.

A total of 3,107 residents of the Watari district want an out-of-court settlement for their psychological distress, including health concerns due to radiation exposure.

The demand was filed Tuesday with a public body that was created to settle compensation disputes related to the nuclear disaster through out-of-court procedures called alternative dispute resolution, or ADR.

Watari is a residential area 61 km from Fukushima No. 1. The radiation amount exposure there was relatively high, with more than 3 microsieverts per hour detected at several points in a government survey conducted in July 2011.

The residents are seeking ¥100,000 per month starting with March 2011 and ending when an out-of-court settlement is reached. An additional ¥100,000 is being sought for each of the six months immediately after the accident, when the radiation level was at its highest.

SOURCE: Japan Times

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By Broc West| 3 Comments | Featured, News

3 comments

  1. I don’t really think that it is TEPCO’s fault for all this I mean not even the most advanced of buildings is Earthquake, Tsunami, and mother nature proof.

    • It is their responsibility IF THEY CHOOSE TO IGNORE
      SAFETY MEMO’S SPECIFYING THIS TYPE OF ACCIDENT !
      Move the Japanese parliament into the contaminated zone!
      Abe would not go, and for good reason, he would send the “sheeple”
      back, regardless of safe levels of ionising radiation .

  2. With Japan being so prone to seismic activity , the designers and building firms also have to take a beating as well . Why build right on the coast ? How long till another accident happens that may not be contained .

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