Asahi: Criminal charges for promoters of nuclear power? Fukushima radiation victims want justice

Published: November 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 am ET


Title: Second mass complaint coming over Fukushima disaster
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: November 02, 2012

More than 10,000 people from across Japan are seeking criminal charges against officials of Japan’s government and the utility that operates the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant […]

The group numbers about 10,850 individuals, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. […]

Complainants argued that a broadly backed complaint would show that the general public is seeking criminal accountability for those who promoted nuclear power—and hold them responsible for damage from the disaster and for exposing victims to radiation. […]

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Published: November 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 am ET


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13 comments to Asahi: Criminal charges for promoters of nuclear power? Fukushima radiation victims want justice

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Two-pronged approach:

    1. Sue individuals in smaller administrative regions and towns first for endangering employees (firemen, other plant first-responders). Work out deals where they get no punishment if they rat out their higher-ups. Then sue the local officials for corruption, bribery, collusion and racketeering for their building approvals years ago. Criminal negligence for the emergency response. Take the guilty ones from there, and keep going up the food chain. Continue up to NISA and the Diet. Only way to make their broken system work.

    2. Sue individuals from the clean-up sub-contracting companies. Work out deals where they get no punishment if they rat out their higher-ups. then sue managers of the contractors and general contractors. Keep going up the food chain. Then start picking away at individual TEPCO employees to get to managers to finish with TEPCO.

    Finale: extradite worst actors to the Hauge.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Sue in small claims court IN LARGE NUMBERS. Sue everyone involved personally. Sue for the maximum $$ amount allowed.

      $8,000 x 10,000 people is a LOT OF MONEY when the targets are numerous.

      No lawyers allowed. Just one judge. Low cost of entry.

      Death by a thousand cuts….

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    What a great idea! Hope this effort meets with some success. Also, sue these criminals for civil damages. Go, Japan!

  • weeman

    The beginning of the end has began and we have only started the fight.
    Now we must hit them in the pocket, everyone should review their retirement portfolio and make sure nothing is invested in companies that provide services to the nuclear industries,
    The same people who want to sue most likely are heavy invested in these companies and don't know it, most if not all portfolios have these companies in it,
    No capital money means no nuclear plants, without our money they are dead in the water, in the past only the rich invested in stocks but now a days they do not put their money at risk, they use the common mans money.
    You did not think they are stupid, we are the stupid ones and we have the strength of numbers if we could pool our resources we would win, money is the root of all evil and they are evil on the same level as Hitler and Stalin.

  • Mack Mack

    "Criminal charges for promoters of nuclear power"

    Could this be expanded to include journalists, lobbyists, scientists, universities, etc.?

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      I doubt it – look at the source for this article: The Asahi Shimbun.

      This paper has to take the global prize for censorship, bias and cronyism.

      The Zimbabwe Herald and Nigerian Tribune have both backed out of competition once again this year. "We feel their mastery of the Goebbels-san arts and non-reporting are worthy of this year's prize, too," reported a despondent editor from an unnamed newspaper. "How can small newspapers even compete against this tsunami of yellow journalism? I need a job at Shimbun!"

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I'm for criminal charges against those who are the owners of the plants and those who allowed them to be built, knowing the catastrophic damage they cause. However, I doubt this will happen, these are the big guys.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Now we see why the prince is claiming that everything is A okey and no one has or is going to die. Lack of iability seems to overrule accountability.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        TYPO: liability

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Exactly anne..golden rule – If you don't admit to anything, then it can't be true.

        Unfortunately, Nuclear Plants cause environment damage because of spewing, waste, and they can't control them when a disaster hits. They know this, because of Chernobyl and so on.

  • Sickputer

    Suing governments is like trying to pull the crown off the king's head…lots of obstacles in the way. Corrupt judges being the biggest issue. Act of god being a typical defense.

    Yes there have been payments in the US to survivors of atomic testing and also to ill nuclear plant workers and uranium miners. But the US government rarely admits to deliberate nuclear crimes. Case in point being the Reagan-era Star Wars atomic test Mighty Oak which went terribly wrong 16 days before Chernobyl blew up. The nucleocrats used the cover of radiation from Chernobyl to vent massive amounts of mind tunnel trapped radiation from the disastrous blast in Nevada. Compressed toxic radiation measuring 25 rads per hour was dumped into the American currents and the EPA (in cahoots with the US spooks) blamed it on Chernobyl.

    Read all about it and you will see why nuclear crimes by governments go unpunished:

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      woo hoooo …. more free radiation for EVERYONE…

      Drink radiation contaminated water

      Breathe that radiation contaminated air

      plant in radiation contaminated dirt

      it is all FREE, FREE, FREE

      SInce it is all health vitalizing radiation, according to Fox News, we should all be 100% glowing healthy by now.