Japan court says Tepco liable over Fukushima, will pay $3.36 millionStaff Writer | September 22, 2017
A court in Japan ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay compensation to a group of former Fukushima residents, the second such ruling following the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Japanese media reported.
Asia The Chiba district court
Tepco is facing mounting legal claims over the disaster, with about 12,000 former Fukushima residents filing about 30 similar class action lawsuits seeking compensation, media reports said.
Tepco was ordered to pay a total of 376 million yen ($3.36 million) for 42 of the evacuees, Kyodo and Jiji reported.
Tepco on Friday said it would review the contents of the ruling before making a response. ■