Fukushima worker sues TEPCO fat cats about radiation
Posted by satyrikon στο Μαΐου 12, 2014
By Will Morrow:
12 May 2014
A worker, who was among the first to respond to the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, has filed a legal case against the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the plant’s private operator, for unnecessary exposure to high levels of radiation. The lawsuit comes amid growing anger among workers at the crippled plant, over low pay and extremely dangerous and exploitative conditions.
The 48-year-old man, whose name has not been released, filed the case at the Iwaki branch of the Fukushima District Court. It is reportedly the first such lawsuit by a Fukushima worker. “I wish [TEPCO] had informed us of possible risks in advance,” he told a news conference on May 7. “I want [TEPCO] to create safer conditions for workers because the decommissioning…
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