Tepco paid only 30,000 yen for 200 million yen of compensation claim


Tepco and Japanese government won’t pay anything even though we have cancer.

For the compensation of 216,350,000 yen, Tepco only paid 30,000 yen.

At the end of June, 15 of corporations and individuals in Miyagi claimed for compensation of Fukushima disaster. The compensation amount was up to 216,350,000 yen, but the compensation for 6 corporations and individuals were turned down, which was 127,000,000 yen. 8 corporations and individuals were required to submit sales history etc, but it is not sure if Tepco will compensate for them. The only case Tepco paid for was the compensation of a corporation. It was for the cost of radiation measurement.

According to the government’s interim guideline, most parts of Miyagi prefecture are out of the places where Tepco should compensate for, for some reason.

One of the freshwater fish cultivation company had their compensation claim declined too. They are in Tomiya machi Miyagi. Rainbow trout was their main lineup but the annual sales dropped from 2,500,000 to only 10,000 yen. Tsukiji market asked them not to ship fish because of no order.

The reasons of Tepco rejecting the claim were

1) There is no clear connection between the drop of sales and nuclear accident.

2) Shipping fish is not restricted in Naruse river, which is near the company.

A farmer quit growing vegetables for the risk of radiation effect. He had his claim turned down.

It was because “It was his own decision to quit growing vegetables. It has nothing to do with nuclear accident.”

For the claim of lawyer fee was declined to say “Tepco opens the reception for everyone. They don’t need to hire lawyers.”

The chief lawyer of the victims comments, “Tepco does not even investigate the actual situation, their response is almost random. We expected them to respond properly. We are shocked.”

Tepco comments, “We asked our lawyers to deal with the claimant. We asked relevant department to confirm it with the lawyers to make sure to check the cause between nuclear accident and compensation amount carefully.”

When our health problems become clear, Tepco and Japanese government will abandon us. Believers are ignored.



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Tepco a déboursé seulement 30 000 yens sur les 200 millions de yens de compensation

Tepco a déboursé seulement 30 000 yens sur les 200 millions de yens de compensation
Par Mochizuki, le 29 août 2012.

Tepco et le gouvernement japonais ne veulent plus rien payer même en cas de cancer.

Sur les 216 350 000 yens de compensation, Tepco n’en a déboursé que 30 000.

Fin juin, 15 corporations et particuliers de Miyagi ont demandé leurs compensations de la catastrophe de Fukushima. Le montant des compensations devait aller jusqu’à 216 350 000 yens mais les compensations de ces 6 corporations et particuliers ont été déboutées, il y en avait pour 127 000 000 yens. D’entre eux, 8 corporations et particuliers ont reçu la demande de fournir l’historique des ventes, etc, mais il n’est pas sûr que Tepco va les dédommager. Le seul cas où Tepco a payé a été une compensation à une société commerciale. C’était le coût de leurs mesures de la radioactivité.

Selon les lignes directrices intérimaires du gouvernement, le gros de la surface de la préfecture de Miyagi ne fait pas partie des zones où Tepco serait tenue de donner des compensations.

Une des sociétés de pisciculture s’est vue aussi refuser sa compensation. Ils sont à Tomiya machi, préfecture de Miyagi. La truite arc-en-ciel était leur produit principal mais leurs ventes annuelles sont tombées de 2 500 000 yens à seulement 10 000. Le marché de Tsukiji leur a demandé de ne plus expédier de poissons sans raison officielle.

Les raisons des refus de Tepco étaient :

1) Il n’y a pas de lien clair entre le chute des ventes et l’accident nucléaire.
2) L’expédition de poisson n’est pas restreint le long du fleuve Naruse qui se trouve près de cette société.

Un fermier a arrêté de cultiver des plantes à cause du risque de radioactivité. Sa demande a été rejetée parce que “Il a décidé de son propre chef d’arrêter. Ça n’a aucun rapport avec l’accident nucléaire.”

Concernant les frais judiciaires rejetés, “Tepco ouvre sa réception à tout le monde. Ils n’ont pas besoin d’avocats.”

L’avocat principal des victimes : “Tepco n’a même pas examiné la situation réelle, leurs réponses sont complètement aléatoires. Nous attendions d’eux qu’ils répondent sérieusement. Nous sommes choqués.”

Tepco : “Nous avons demandé à nos avocats de traiter avec les demandeurs. Nous avons demandé au service compétent de confirmer avec les avocats pour être sûrs que le contrôle entre l’accident et le montant des compensations soit rigoureux.”

Lorsque nos problèmes de santé deviendront clairs, Tepco et le gouvernement japonais nous abandonneront. Leurs propres partisans sont ignorés.


  1. This sounds like it was just TEPCO’s position. They don’t want to pay the claim.

    OK, then take them to court. It may take years, but we must fight.

    Nuclear power is evil. TEPCO is evil. Are the Japan courts evil too?

  2. “Are the Japan courts evil too?”

    Perhaps that was a rhetorical question? My answer is – most probably…

  3. Now the Japanese people know the rules of compensation. No sense in hiring lawyers. That just throws good money after bad.

    You are on your own citizens. Ask not what your government can do for you…Ask your government to stay the hell away from your front door. Treat them as if they are dead to you.. Because they have that same attitude.

    1. Sicky – You give up too easily. Of course the criminal who you sue will not want to pay. They are criminals. They have no integrity. Just because the defendant doesn’t agree that they were wrong, it does not mean the plaintiff should simply back down and go away.

  4. The more they would pay, the more all investments in nuclear busyness will drop… It’s the whole nuclear organization’s life now or the people’s life.

    Just David and Goliath!
    But think… who won? Oh David!

    So good thinking through the right point of view, their is small chance of winning.
    Their must be a week point… and it will be the only efficient action to take.

    It’s a The Major Battle and the point is Life or Death.

  5. Well, i was going write more, but to make it short, it would seem, that TEPCO and Japanese governement want to see reinstatement of some medieval forms of capital punishment.

    By the people, for the people’s benefit

  6. 300 years of bullshito kabuki hierarchy being enforced now. It will backfire in this modern age.

  7. This is absurd. Tepco needs to compensate for the local business, farmers, and fishermen to stop the contaminated food getting into the market, and the Japanese government needs to protect small businesses and individuals.

  8. At least BP paid the US government..and some claims are in US courts. Not sure of the total amounts..and if the real victims got re-embursed. There was a Seafood company–terribly impacted due to loss of fisheries..did they ever get funding to stay alive? Again would be nice to see the transparency..and the figures. How much got to the victims..how much went to salaries of government. The US government DID cap a lot of the funds to those with damage requests. Victims were ‘guility” before they even submitted forms..\

    Did the government “sign off” on a damage cap? BP will have to fix it if more tar/oil and junk from the BP disaster (BRITISH Petro!) –shows up on US beaches and in damage to the fisheries..right? Someone chime in here with figures. Would love to see the real dollars and distribution..and to whom…

  9. OH..and some of the Katrina “experts” which worked for the US Government..ended up helping in Haiti..not impressed much at this time.

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