About 11,000 residents of Fukushima Prefecture, who were displaced after the nuclear accident in March 2011, are yet to file claims for compensation with nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).
According to TEPCO, of the 165,824 people who were ordered to evacuate after the accident, around 11,000 people from 13 municipalities have not claimed compensation for damages, Fuji TV reported Friday. TEPCO said the right to claim compensation will expire in September 2014.
TEPCO said it is trying to locate the displaced residents and is urging them to file compensation claims as soon as possible.
On June 3, the utility sent out the 8th compensation application forms for compensation for life and physical damages.
If you are applying for compensation for the first time or have a change of address, contact the Fukushima Nuclear Power Compensation Support Office at 0120-926-404. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.© Japan Today