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Residents of Fukushima Prefecture and other areas who evacuated after the accident of Fukushima No. 1 plant are planning to file lawsuits in district courts in the Kansai region against the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Co..

About 140 plaintiffs will seek a total of about 1 billion yen ($10 million) as compensation for psychological stress suffered due to the nuclear accident.It will be for being forced to evacuate, as well as expenses incurred in the process of leading lives as evacuees and leaving some family members behind in Fukushima.This will be the first lawsuits to be filed in western Japan

The lawyers will argue that the Japanese government failed to take necessary safety measures, even though it recognized the danger of an accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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More Fukushima evacuees to sue Tepco, government (Japan Times)

74 Fukushima evacuees to file class action suit against gov’t, TEPCO (Mainichi Newspaper)

Nuclear accident evacuees to sue government, TEPCO for damages (Asahi Newspaper)


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