The Yomiuri Shimbun / July 26, 2012 /

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has introduced new compensation criteria for victims who own houses or housing lots in areas evacuated due to the crisis at the utility’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and announced some compensation payments will be paid as early as late August.

TEPCO has already begun payments for psychological damage and job losses. These payments will be combined with those for real estate properties, such as housing lots and buildings.

The utility will make lump-sum compensation payments in affected areas to help victims make a swift return to their normal daily lives.

TEPCO’s new compensation criteria, which were announced Tuesday, are based on the government’s compensation policy announced last Friday for damaged real estate and other assets in evacuated areas.

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