Former Executives Acquitted over Roles in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Image Credit: Giovanni Verlini / IAEA
Sep 19, 2019

In Japan, a court has found three former executives at the Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of professional negligence over their role in the multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant in 2011. The three had been indicted for failing to safeguard against the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that brought power at the nuclear plant offline, leading to explosions that spread radioactive fallout over parts of northern Japan. They were the only people to face criminal charges for the nuclear disaster.

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