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A court Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to pay a total of ¥73.5 million ($566,000) in compensation to current and former residents of the city of Tamura, west of the complex hit by the March 2011 disaster, for emotional distress.

But the 525 plaintiffs, who sought ¥11 million per person in damages from both Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and the government, are considering appealing the ruling, some of them said in a news conference.

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