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3 ex-Tepco execs indicted over Fukushima disaster

Trio formally charged with professional negligence resulting in deaths and injury

The indictment will lead to the first criminal trial over responsibility for the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns that forced tens of thousands from their homes.


THREE former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted on Monday over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

Ex-Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, then vice-president...

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