EDITORIAL: Court ruling on nuclear disaster sends warning to state, TEPCO

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EDITORIAL: Court ruling on nuclear disaster sends warning to state, TEPCO
Underlying the court decision in the group suit filed by Fukushima evacuees is the notion that both operators of nuclear power plants and the ...http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703200038.html
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Japanese Court Awards Damages to Fukushima Residents

POWER magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a ruling that stunned the nation, a district court in Japan awarded damages to 62 plaintiffs who lived near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant before the 2011 disaster, finding that plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and the ...

Prolonged court battle over evacuees' damage compensation worrying

The Japan News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Yomiuri Shimbun It is a judicial judgment that has recognized for the first time the liability arising from the negligence of the central government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. over the nuclear accident at the utility's Fukushima No.

Court Blames Japan's Gov't For Nuclear Disaster

Daily Caller - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Japanese government was negligent during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, according to a recent district court ruling. For the first time in the nation's postwar history, a Japanese court held the central government ...

EDITORIAL: Court ruling on nuclear disaster sends warning to state, TEPCO

Asahi Shimbun - ‎13 hours ago‎
A district court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay compensation to dozens of people forced or driven to flee their homes because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Maebashi District Court's ruling March 17 sends a ...

Clearer water should help find melted fuel at Fukushima plant

Asahi Shimbun - ‎15 hours ago‎
Photo/Illutration A robot on March 18 took this image of a valve and a pipe in cooling water at the bottom of the containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by the International Research Institute for ...

Japan court shocks nuclear industry with liability ruling

Asia Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Japan's atomic power establishment is in shock following the court ruling on Friday that found the state and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant liable for failing to take preventive measures against the tsunami that crippled the facility. The ...

Nuclear Power's Uncertain Future in Post-Fukushima Japan

Yahoo News - ‎Mar 19, 2017‎
Six years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, but Japan is still dealing with its impacts. Decommissioning the damaged ...

Robot makes foray into reactor 1

The Japan Times - ‎Mar 19, 2017‎
Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel of reactor 1 at the heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant but found they were not nearly as high as those recently logged in reactor 2 ...

Nuclear waste's toll, challenge in Japan, 6 years after disaster

Business Mirror - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
In Photo: Tanks for storing contaminated water, with Reactors 1 and 2 in the background, at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima, Japan, on February 21. Japanese officials wrestle with what to do with the ever-growing pile of ...

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant: Is There Still Bright Future For Japan After Disaster

Science Times - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
Deformed Grating Under Fuel Containment Vessel Of No. 2 Reactor Of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant (Photo : Tokyo Electric Power Co via Getty Images) OKUMA, JAPAN - JANUARY 30: In this handout image provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co on ...

Japanese government faulted in 2011 Fukushima disaster

Press Herald - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
A court rules that both the nation and an electric utility owe more damages for neglecting tsunami safety rules. Associated Press. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment. Read Article. TOKYO — A court held Japan's government and a utility ...

Japanese government and utility are found negligent in nuclear disaster

The Boston Globe - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
TOKYO — The Japanese government and the electric utility that operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were negligent in not preventing the meltdowns in 2011 that forced thousands of people to flee the area, a district court in eastern Japan ...

Japan's first research reactor to restart

Business Standard - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
A laboratory at a university in Japan will restart its research nuclear reactor, the first ever in the country, in April after meeting safety standards. the media reported on Saturday. It will be the first research reactor in Japan to go back online ...

Gov't and TEPCO put money before safety at Fukushima nuclear plant: court ruling

The Mainichi - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
From left, the No. 1 to No. 4 reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are seen on March 15, 2011, days after three of the reactors melted down. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co.) The Maebashi District Court ordered the central ...

Voluntary evacuees granted only small awards in Fukushima nuke disaster damage case

The Mainichi - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
Lawyers hold banners following a ruling by the Maebashi District Court on a Fukushima nuclear disaster damage suit, in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, on March 17, 2017. The banner to the right reads, 'Partial victory in the suit.' (Mainichi). While the ...

Fury sparked in Japan as companies found duping foreign refugees into decontamination work in Fukushima

Xinhua - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
Workers are seen behind large equipment in the town of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 7, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Tian). TOKYO, March 17 (Xinhua)-- 'Such scams are a shame to Japan,' said a reporter from Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting ...

Fukushima, Six Years Later: Nuclear Radiation and the Global Impacts of The Fukushima-Daichii Disaster

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
“All of the radiation-related fatalities…and injuries, are being written off as 'stress.' So, my big takeaway is the inhumanity of how the Japanese and how Tokyo Electric are treating their own people.” – Arnie Gundersen (From this week's interview ...

Editorial: Ruling on Fukushima nuclear crisis a grave admonition of gov't

The Mainichi - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
In a class action suit filed by residents of Fukushima Prefecture who evacuated to Gunma Prefecture and elsewhere due to the ongoing Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster, the Maebashi District Court ordered both the plant operator, Tokyo Electric ...

Government of Japan, Tepco pulled up over Fukushima nuke disaster

Mid-Day - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
Tokyo: A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability ...

Court holds TEPCO, govt liable for Fukushima safety failures

ABC News - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
A court held Japan's government and a utility liable on Friday for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay more money to dozens out of the thousands of people who fled radiation released during the ...

Court rules Japanese gov't, TEPCO liable for Fukushima disaster ...

Normangee Star - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
The plaintiffs claimed that the Japanese government should have foreseen the tsunami based on a government estimate in 2002 that there was a 20 percent ...

Japanese Government Found Liable for Fukushima

U.S. News & World Report - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
Friday's ruling marks the first time government authorities have been formally cited for negligence in the 2011 disaster. By Curt Mills, Staff Writer | March 17, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Japanese Government ...

Japan court finds government and TEPCO liable for Fukushima nuclear disaster

JURIST - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
[JURIST] The Maebashi District Court [official website, in Japanese] ruled that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) [official website] are liable for professional negligence in their security maintenance at the Fukushima ...

Fukushima: Japan court finds government liable for nuclear disaster

The Kathmandu Post - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
Mar 18, 2017- A Japanese court has ruled for the first time that the government bears partial responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The court was responding to a case brought by a group of evacuees who had been forced to flee their homes.

Japanese court rules govt liable for Fukushima disaster

The Straits Times - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
TOKYO • A Japanese court has ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages. A massive tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake ...

Fukushima nuke disaster evacuees disappointed by court's compensation award

The Mainichi - ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
People take notes as they listen to a lawyer at a gathering following a ruling by the Maebashi District Court on a class action suit brought by Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees, on March 17, 2017. (Mainichi). Sugie Tanji listens to a lawyer and ...

Ruling against Tepco sets high bar for nuclear safety

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
Following a ruling by the Maebashi District Court, lawyers for the plaintiffs hold banners reading 'central government found liable' and 'partial victory' outside the courthouse on March 17. TOKYO -- In ruling that Japan's government and the operator ...

Japan court rules state liable for negligence over Fukushima

euronews - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The district court north of Tokyo found that the government and the plant's operator Tepco were responsible. At ...

Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima

The Guardian - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
Relatives visit a family grave in Iwate prefecture on the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown this month. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn ...

In a First, Japanese Court Blames Government in Fukushima Disaster

Wall Street Journal (subscription) - ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
TOKYO—A court has found for the first time that the Japanese government was negligent in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's triple meltdown in March 2011 and owes damages to people who fled the radiation. The decision is a sign that ...

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