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7,128 people living in 3 municipalities in the north part of the Tochigi prefecure sought compensation Monday worth ¥1.85 billion through an out-of-court settlement with Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The residents’ demands include: compensation for emotional damages of 120,000 yen to 720,000 yen per person plus money for the rise in their living costs; apologies to the plaintiffs; and the establishment of a fund for health surveys and radiation decontamination.


↑Map of soil contamination(Cs-134 & 137) by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

*Tochigi is a prefecture adjoins the southern part of  Fukushima prefecture. The contamination levels of the soil in 3 municipalities (the cities of Nasu-Shiobara, Otawara and the town of Nasu) are almost same as those in Nakadori (mid-area) of Fukushima prefecture.


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Thousands of Tochigi residents seek redress over Fukushima nuclear disaster (The Asahi Shimbun)

7,000-plus Tochigi Pref. residents seek compensation from TEPCO over nuke disaster (The Mainichi)

7,000 Tochigi residents seek compensation over Fukushima nuclear disaster (The Japan Times/Kyodo)

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