Government panel revises guidelines for Fukushima compensation
Dec. 20, 2022
A government panel has revised a set of guidelines for the amount of compensation to be paid to people in Fukushima who have been affected by the accidents at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011. This is the first revision of the guidelines in nine years.
The revised set of guidelines will make more people eligible for compensation.
People who have evacuated from some of the areas outside the government-designated no-go-zones will now be eligible for compensation worth 2.5 million yen per person.
Those who lived in “evacuation preparation zones” within a radius of 20 to 30 kilometers of the nuclear plant will be paid 500,000 yen in compensation.
The panel for the first time said that these sums will not be the ceiling.
It called on Tokyo Electric Power Company to be flexible in paying damages to those not included in the new guidelines.
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