Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:59 AM
Katashi_itto (9,432 posts)
Fukushima victims required to pay back TEPCO compensation
Nearly two years after the meltdowns at Fukushima a report by Greenpeace has revealed companies that helped design and build the reactors are not required to pay any compensation and are in fact profiting from the disaster. Meanwhile, AM has learned that the operator – TEPCO – is handing out what’s called ‘temporary’ compensation, which victims of the meltdowns are forced to pay back.
Nearly two years on from the meltdowns at Fukushima, there are accusations the nuclear industry is evading its responsibilities.
A report by Greenpeace, to be released later today, points out that the firms that helped design and build the Fukushima reactors are not required to pay a cent in compensation.
Meanwhile, AM has learned that the operator, TEPCO, is handing out what’s called ‘temporary’ compensation, which victims of the meltdown have to repay.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:01 PM
Octafish (54,074 posts)
4. That's if they were lucky enough to slog through TEPCO paperwork in the first place.
Tepco Compensation Rules Outrageous, Fukushima Evacuees Say
Evacuees from around Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said the company's 200-page package for compensation claims is “outrageous” and needs to be simplified.
The utility known as Tepco started sending out 60,000 application forms this week to those forced to evacuate after the plant started belching radiation in March. The package includes three forms that need to be filled in, one of which has 56 pages. A 156-page explanatory booklet completes the bundle of documents, while claimants are required to submit receipts and other records to support claims.
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