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Ex-Tepco execs to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

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From left: Tsunehisa Katsumata, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto face up to five years in prison or a penalty of up to one million yen if convicted.

Tokyo

THREE former Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) executives stand trial this week on the only criminal charges laid in the 2011 Fukushima power plant disaster, as thousands remain unable to return to their homes near the shuttered nuclear station.

The hearing on Friday comes more

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