Fukushima nuclear disaster

Nuclear bosses cleared over Fukushima disaster

Tepco bosses Tsunehisa Katsumata, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto
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More than eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese court has cleared three former executives of the firm operating the plant of professional negligence.

It was the only criminal case to arise out of the disaster, which was the worst since Chernobyl in 1986.

In 2011 a plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power was hit by a tsunami causing a triple meltdown.

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