A Tokyo court ruled on the case of an accident at NPP “Fukushima-1”, where in 2011 accident caused by the tsunami. It is reported TASS with reference to the Japanese public television.
It is noted that the three leaders of the company-operator Tokyo Electric Power, including the former Chairman of the company Tsunehisa Katsumata, was acquitted of charges of negligence. The Prosecutor’s version of the chance to prevent the accident could deny.
In 2017, the leadership was accused in the fact that they have not taken measures to prevent the accident at the station, although in 2008 a subsidiary company has determined that on the coast near the “Fukushima” may cause a tsunami up to 15.7 meters. The investigation should give the answer to the question, did the top management about the possibility of the collapse of the tsunami in the NPP.
In 2018, it was reported the first death from the radiation of Fukushima. Male aged 50 years died of lung cancer. He worked at various nuclear plants and at least twice has been at Fukushima since the accident. Cancer he was diagnosed with in February 2016. The family of the deceased will be paid compensation.
11 Mar 2011 in Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 that caused the tsunami. The disaster led to the accident at NPP “Fukushima-1” where has failed cooling system of reactors. It was the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Works on liquidation of consequences of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant will take 40 years.
After the incident at nuclear power plants, more than 160 thousand people were forced to leave their homes. Among the refugees there was a sharp increase in mortality, but the authorities explained the victims of the chaos of the evacuation, trauma and poor access to health care. The government argued that direct radiation is not caused deaths. In addition, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, then killed 18 thousand people.
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