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TEPCO must pay 31 million yen damages over evacuee deaths:The Asahi Shimbun

Lawyers representing bereaved families of patients who died while being evacuated during the 2011 nuclear disaster hold a news conference in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki district after the Tokyo District Court handed down a ruling April 27. (Mana Nagano)

 

A court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 31 million yen ($279,279) in damages to be split among the families of two elderly men who died after being evacuated from a hospital following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.The plaintiffs had demanded a total of 66.4 million yen in compensation, but Presiding Judge Tetsuro Nakayoshi at the Tokyo District Court agreed with TEPCO in an April 27 ruling that factors other than the nuclear accident also contributed to the untimely deaths.

Source: TEPCO must pay 31 million yen damages over evacuee deaths:The Asahi Shimbun

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