Extract…” TEPCO officials announced that as of October 3, they will begin accepting claims from victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including evacuees and those suffering psychological damage, for the period beginning June 1 and after. Those eligible may request up to five years’ worth of compensation in one lump sum. Payments will begin at the end of October.”
Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Newly Established Nuclear Regulation Authority
The head of Japan’s newly-created Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Shunichi Tanaka, announced this week that the NRA plans to completely rewrite nuclear safety guidelines. He emphasized that controversial so-called “stress tests,” computer simulations conducted by nuclear power operators themselves, will be discarded and the new regulations drawn from scratch. Tanaka hopes to submit a draft outline by the…
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