TEPCO1by Kentaro Hamada and Osamu Tsukimori
via Reuters
July 31, 2015

A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) (Tepco) executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The decision is unlikely to lead to a conviction of the former executives, after prosecutors twice said they would not bring charges, but means they will be summoned to appear in court to give evidence.

Tokyo prosecutors in January rejected the panel’s judgment that the three should be charged, citing insufficient evidence. But the 11 unidentified citizens on the panel forced the indictment after a second vote, which makes an indictment mandatory.

The three are former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, and former executives Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69.


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  1. Good.

  2. Even if nuke was cheap it would still be a horrible choice, but it is not cheap, it has become incredibly expensive.

    The true cost of new nuclear? Vogtle data used.

    15 cents per kWH, and that ignores transmission, overhead, profit, and long term storage, accidents, death and disease.


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