Thursday, June 23, 2011

TEPCO will pay 88,000 million yen to the evacuees for psychological injuries

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO, expects to disburse about 88,000 million yen  in compensation for psychological damage to nearly 150,000 evacuated by the nuclear crisis, reported the local agency 'Kyodo'. That amount is to cover the psychological damage from the crisis began on 11 March until mid-January 2012, when TEPCO hopes to bring the reactor to "cold shutdown" and to close the worst tragedy since Chernobyl nuclear, in 1986.

The operator of Fukushima announced its estimates of compensation after a government commission to submit the official guidelines for the payment of compensation to the victims of nuclear disaster. According to the commission, the evacuees in temporary housing will receive 100,000 yen  a month for six months to March 11, while those in shelters will host 120,000 yen per month.

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