sssp://img.5ch.net/ico/iyahoo.gif Fukushima bosses cleared over nuclear disaster Three former executives of the company that operated the Fukushima Daiichi plant have been acquitted of negligence by a Japanese court.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March 2011.Credit: DigitalGlobe/Getty
A Tokyo court has cleared three power-company executives of criminal negligence relating to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The 19 September ruling acquitted Tsunehisa Katsumata, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, formerly of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of the plant’s six reactors melted down after the magnitude-9 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011.