TEPCO officials found innocent of criminal responsibility (or negligence?) for the meltdowns at Dai-Ichi Power Plant

Yesterday, three TEPCO officials were found innocent of “ of criminal responsibility” for the nuclear meltdowns that happened after a huge tsunami hit their nuclear power plant located in Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011. (The tsunami was caused by an earthquake on the floor bed of the Pacific Ocean.)

Here’s a link to an article from Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/japan-court-set-rule-fukushima-disaster-trial-190919000654856.html

From the Daily Mainichi:https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190919/p2g/00m/0dm/061000c

from the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49750180

Keep in mind that TEPCO owns the plant. TEPCO is a Tokyo company that supplies electricity to the Tokyo area. (The plant was located in Fukushima but did not supply electricity to us. It supplied electricity to Tokyo.)

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However, some articles in English are not saying that the official were acquitted of criminal responsiblity, but rather of negligence. For example, this CNN article:

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/19/asia/japan-fukushima-trial-intl-hnk/index.html

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Here is another Mainichi article giving the reaction of people regarding the verdict: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190920/p2a/00m/0na/007000c?fbclid=IwAR0LBcDWBx_44PDdIB9FBROJWthwt-syREhd6uTdY9L9ZQ6pYMGtLOARuSk


I strive to keep this website unbiased. So what do YOU think of this verdict?

I’ll give my thoughts tomorrow in a post. But to tell the truth, I’m still making sense of it all in my head.

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