CHIBA – Tokyo Electric Power Co. agreed Friday to pay ¥13.5 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed over the death of a woman who was forced to evacuate from a hospital during the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a relative of the woman said.
During the trial over the ¥31 million damages suit, the utility accepted the Chiba District Court’s opinion that Tepco was at least 75 percent responsible for the deaths of many patients who were forced to leave Futaba Hospital to avoid the radiation being released by the core meltdowns at the plant.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.