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Sat Oct 3, 2015, 03:21 PM Oct 2015

Police push for charges against TEPCO, execs over pollution problems after nuclear disaster

Source: Asahi Shimbun

Police are pushing for criminal charges to be filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and 32 of its current and former executives over leakages of contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Prefectural police officials here announced Oct. 2 that they had referred the case to prosecutors, but at the same time did not disclose if they had asked prosecutors to indict those named in the documents.

The TEPCO executives, as well as the utility itself, were listed as suspected violators of the pollution law for failing to prevent the leakage of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

The Fukushima prefectural police sent papers to the Fukushima District Public Prosecutors Office in response to criminal complaints submitted against TEPCO and its executives since October 2013 by Fukushima residents who were affected by the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima plant.


Read more: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201510030052

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Police push for charges against TEPCO, execs over pollution problems after nuclear disaster (Original Post) bananas Oct 2015 OP
It's a start, not enough though. nt Mnemosyne Oct 2015 #1
Totally agree. WestSeattle2 Oct 2015 #2
I like how they call radioactivity "pollution". Mnemosyne Oct 2015 #3
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