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Around 1,300 people, mainly from Fukushima Prefecture, filed a criminal complaint Monday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and 32 others, arguing they were responsible for causing the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and the plaintiffs’ exposure to radiation.

In the complaint filed with the Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office, the accusers say the 33 people, including former Tepco President Masataka Shimizu and Nuclear Safety Commission chief Haruki Madarame, neglected to take disaster countermeasures despite the frequency of earthquakes in Japan and indications by experts of the possibility of tsunami.

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