|Prosecutors Say Fukushima Executives Deserve Prison Time
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|Author:||KingCobra [ Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:35 am ]|
|Post subject:||Prosecutors Say Fukushima Executives Deserve Prison Time|
The former chairman and two vice presidents of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. should spend five years in prison over the 2011 flooding and meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Japanese prosecutors say, accusing the executives of failing to prevent a foreseeable catastrophe.
Prosecutors say the TEPCO executives didn't do enough to protect the nuclear plant, despite being told in 2002 that the Fukushima facility was vulnerable to a tsunami. In March of 2011, it suffered meltdowns at three of its reactors, along with powerful hydrogen explosions.
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