The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant controlled by TEPCO has caused a huge burden and deep concern to the local residents and society as a whole, and we deeply apologize for this," a statement said. The plaintiff emerged from the Tokyo court holding a banner that read "Shareholder wins" and "Confirmation of liability."
Their lawyers believe it is the largest compensation ever awa illustrator Artwork rded in a civil lawsuit in Japan. They acknowledged that the 13 trillion yen was "far beyond" the former boss's ability to pay, but the plaintiffs hoped the men would pay as much as their assets would allow. "An accident at a nuclear power plant can cause irreversible damage to human life and the environment," said Yui Kimura, one of the plaintiffs. "The executives of the companies that run these factories also have huge responsibilities that no other company can match," he said. "I think the court's decision shows that no one who does not have the will or the ability to take on this responsibility should be a senior executive." The Fukushima nuclear accident occurred on March 11, 2011, when a large earthquake in the northeastern region of Japan triggered a tsunami that caused the meltdown of a nuclear reactor.
It was the worst nuclear power accident since the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine in 1986, but was considered less harmful to local residents because the release of radioactive iodine was much lower. No one died in this nuclear accident, but the long-term effects of radiation remain a matter of debate. TEPCO shareholders say the 2011 disaster could have been avoided if bosses had listened to the findings and had taken preventive measures, such as installing emergency power supplie