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Former Tepco Execs Indicted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

February 29, 2016, 3:05 AM UTC
Cameramen take pictures of a small robot with two CCD cameras developed by Toshiba Corporation and the International Research Institute for nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) during a demonstration at a press preview at a Toshiba factory in Yokohama on June 30, 2015. The 54-cm-long and 9-cm-hight and wide robot had developed to investigate the interior of the primary containment vessel (PCV) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photograph by Toshifumi Kitamura — AFP/Getty Images

Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a local media report said.

In accordance with Japanese law, prosecutors indicted the three on charges they failed to strengthen the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant despite foreseeing the dangers of a nuclear crisis from tsunamis, Kyodo news agency reported.