Title: Fukushima people to sue govt., TEPCO
Date: Feb. 8, 2013
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[...] About 350 residents of Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki and other prefectures will participate in the [class] action against the national government and Tokyo Electric Power Company.
At a news conference on Friday in Fukushima City, their representatives said they will demand that the defendants reduce the radiation levels of the areas where they have homes to those before the nuclear accident in March 2011.
They will also seek some 550 dollars per plaintiff per month in compensation for health concerns and indirect damage to their businesses. [...]
NHK: “Some evacuees are so fed up they’re taking legal action…”
Lawyer: “This case has huge significance because we’re trying to show that blame not only lies with Tepco, but also with the government.”
Published: February 9th, 2013 at 2:51 pm ET