Sunday, March 19, 2017

The picture to the left is the Fukushima Daiichi plant with it's employees conducting work.

The USA is fully aware of how working conditions can make employees ill. The most obvious example of that were the 911 workers.

It would be reassuring to know how the employees of TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) are today. The company will have to be responsible for any radiation exposure.

March 17, 2017
By Motoko Rich

Tokyo — The Japanese government and the electric utility (click here) that operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were negligent in not preventing the meltdowns in 2011 that forced thousands of people to flee the area, a district court in eastern Japan ruled on Friday.

It was the first time that a court determined that both the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, and the government bore responsibility for the nuclear disaster that followed a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The decision could influence dozens of similar lawsuits filed by close to 12,000 evacuated residents living across the country....