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Gov't, TEPCO ordered to pay damages over Fukushima nuclear crisis


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@wanderlustToday  11:09 am JST

Whichever side the Court sides on, there is a need for the Supreme Court to step in on this case. What concerns me most is that we are not even talking similar cases, but really the same case brought up by different people. It is very bad for legal certainty for courts to be taking opposing stances on the issue. The Supreme Court will have to clarify the law and standards to be applied one way or another.

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The former Tepco President, Mr. Shimizu should be behind bars now for his negligence.

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Expect an appeal to a higher court, then the Supreme Court which will side with the government, part of the 'nuclear village', and dismiss the verdict or reduce the damages to a miniscule amount.

It's happened before, it will happen again.

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And only to only 43 people?

What about the 40000 mothers and children that immediately evacuated to Okinawa, forced to leave their husband stuck in Tokyo.?

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This is madness, the government didn't check safety, the company didn't care. And after 10 or so years people are still living in "temporary" housing? And the courts, the safety net of justice are just now grappling with a verdict, Come on it's not rocket science. I'd hate to be at the whim of justice in Japan.

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43 people is a good start.

let's continue with the 22,000 people that died and 600,000 evacuated.

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TEPCO has to pay, ok, The spare power generator was not where it should have been.

but to be honest, who could have foreseen such a huge earthquake and tsunami ? Nobody

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Only 43 people, I still have nightmares and the first thought to mind as the most recent 7.1 quake was the nuclear reactor and contaminated water polluting the seas and the fish industry again or even further. The entire populace and region in Northern Tohoku should be compensated. Dangerous radiation prior and after, (recall the exposure limits were raised by both Govt, Tepco), had been exposed but were being told everything was in normal ranges because of the changed RAD upper and lower limits being changed. Dental people reporting damaged teeth though not proven rose in the Tohoku area. Teeth and bone cases rose yet no seems to tie this to the nuclear disaster. hmmmm.

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So, after ten years after the event a small percentage of the victims receive compensation after a long court battle. It’s disgusting that these criminals can get away with their negligence. These people were forced to evacuate and lost their livelihoods. In return they get a messily ¥100,000 per month? That wouldn’t even pay their rent and utilities costs. TEPCO should never be allowed to turn a profit again.

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Headline should read "TEPCO ordered to pay damages on behalf of taxpayers and to get the refund later."

And only to only 43 people?

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