Former Fukushima executives on trial

Former Fukushima executives on trial
Three former executives of the company Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is prosecuted for not having implemented security measures that could have prevented the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011.

In accordance with Japanese law, prosecutors have brought charges against the three for not having reinforced the nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi, despite the fact that they were aware of the risk that a tsunami could trigger a nuclear accident.

The three defendants are most likely just the first of the company TEPCO's employees who will stand trial in the wake of the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

The indictment comes after a committee consisting of 11 people in July last year decided that the men should stand trial, despite prosecutors having dismissed the case against them previously.

Tens of thousands had to leave their homes after an earthquake and subsequent a tsunami led to a meltdown in the nuclear power plant and large releases of radioactive material.

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