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Some 3,700 of those forced to flee during the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011 have yet to exercise their right to claim compensation from TEPCO.

TEPCO has received claims for provisional compensation from some 166,000 evacuees who fled coastal areas around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant because of the triple core meltdown.

Of them, 3,713 had yet to apply for full compensation as of the end of November, Tepco Executive Vice President Yoshiyuki Ishizaki said in an interview.

While that’s half what it was a year earlier, Tepco is still unable to confirm the whereabouts of some 400 evacuees. In addition, there are some 750 who have not even applied for provisional compensation, according to Ishizaki, head of Tepco’s Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters.
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3,700 Fukushima evacuees running out of time to claim compensation (Japan Times)


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