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Two Japanese anti-nuclear groups urged Taiwanese on Jan 7th to join their international campaign seeking to abolish a law in Japan that exempts suppliers of nuclear plant equipment from legal responsibilities for accidents.

Members of No Nukes Asia Actions and No Nukes Asia Forum told a press conference at the Legislative Yuan that they intend to file the “Reactor Suppliers Lawsuit” against Toshiba Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and General Electric Co., which produced the reactors formerly in operation at the nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Apart from abolishing the Act on Compensation for Nuclear Damages, the lawsuit seeks symbolic compensation of ¥100 per individual plaintiff from the three manufacturers for “spiritual damage” from the 2011 nuclear crisis.The groups are hoping to get 2,000 people to join the plaintiff team by the end of February.

They will also visit South Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Germany, Canada and the United States with the aim of getting 10,000 people on board by the end of March.

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Anti-nuclear groups urge Taiwanese to join reactor makers lawsuit (Japan Times)

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