A Japanese court ruled Friday that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages. The district court in Chiba near Tokyo said the government “was able to foresee” but “may not have been able to avoid the accident” caused by the tsunami that smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
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A court on Friday ordered a power plant operator to pay damages over the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following a deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but dismissed claims against the state. It is the second time a court has ruled against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO) in a suit filed by people who were forced to leave their homes as reactors that lost cooling functions caused meltdowns and spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air.
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