The Japanese condemned the government for the accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1”
The district court recognized, the Fukushima government and the company-operator NPP “Fukushima-1” TEPCO responsible for the accident at the nuclear power plant that occurred in 2011. About it reports The Asahi Shimbun.
The court found that officials did not fulfill their direct duties, which led to the nuclear accident, and had not timely comprehensive alert local residents about tsunamis and evacuation.
The plaintiffs will receive $ 4.4 million compensation.
Of all participants in the class action, filed in the court of Fukushima, only 10 percent lived in areas where they issued evacuation orders. Most of the plaintiffs were residents in other parts of Fukushima Prefecture, where such orders are issued.
Only in Japan was started about 30 similar group of lawsuits associated with the accident at the “Fukushima-1”. The current solution was the third. On 22 September the court of the Prefecture Thibault admitted responsibility only of the company TEPCO, as of March 17, the prefectural Maebashi court also ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and placed the responsibility on the state and the company-operator.
March 11, 2011 was the strongest in the history of Japan earthquake with magnitude 9.1, which caused a tsunami with a wave height of over 40 meters. The storm made landfall, becoming the cause of the accident at NPP “Fukushima-1” where has failed cooling system of reactors. This has led to breach of containment buildings and radioactive contamination of the terrain. The area around the station has left about 300 thousand inhabitants.