Title: Company asking Fukushima victims to repay compensation: Greenpeace
Source: ABC Radio Australia
Author: Mark Willacy, North Asia correspondent
Date: February 19, 2013
[...] A report by the environmental activist group Greenpeace, to be released later today, points out that the firms that helped design and build the Fukushima reactors [such as General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi] are not required to pay a cent in compensation and are profiting from the disaster.
Meanwhile, the ABC program AM has learned that the operator – TEPCO – is handing out what’s called ‘temporary’ compensation which victims of the meltdown have to repay.
“We had that money deducted from our compensation. I was surprised, so I called TEPCO and said that they were using dirty tricks, that they were using fraud. Why did they give it to us to if we had to pay it back?” -Yukiko Kameya of Futaba
Published: February 19th, 2013 at 7:16 am ET