Skip to comments.Charges dropped against Japan's ex-PM, TEPCO over Fukushima
Posted on 09/09/2013 9:53:18 AM PDT by SteveH
Japanese prosecutors on Monday decided not to charge former prime minister Naoto Kan and TEPCO bosses over the initial stages of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Monday decided not to charge former prime minister Naoto Kan and TEPCO bosses over the initial stages of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
The decision still leaves open the possibility that they will face criminal charges over other aspects of the disaster, including recent leaks of contaminated water from the crippled power plant.
Local residents and activists had filed a criminal complaint against Kan and his ministers alleging professional negligence over the accident.
They had also requested prosecutors charge former top executives of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the operator of the plant, and Haruki Madarame, former chief of the Nuclear Safety Commission.
The complaint alleged that the government officials and TEPCO executives failed to take necessary measures to shield the plant against the March 2011 tsunami.
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The TEPCO bosses need to be fined, fired and be forced to go into the tanks along with the workers. Any and all government officials who lied to the people need to be banned from public office forever.
Maybe they don’t want the publicity to interfere with the Olympics? Are they unwilling to detail his transgressions lest it accidentally make it into the newspapers or online? If so, I doubt anyone will be held responsible now - must imply everything is FINE and nothing ever went wrong or could ever go wrong with the Fukushima disaster.