Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

The crippled fourth reactor building at Fukushima on March 22, 2011, after earthquake and tsunamiThree former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted Monday over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster. Ex-Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were formally charged with professional negligence resulting in deaths and injury for their role in the crisis. “I’m full of emotion,” Ruiko Muto, head of a campaign group pushing for a trial, told a Tokyo press briefing.

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