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No prosecutions for Fukushima officials

Prosecutors in Japan have decided not to press charges against former officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the owners of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

They say that they came to their decision after data analysed showed that the scale of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the accident could not have been predicted.

The New York Times reports that prosecutors said the data came on a voluntary basis and from the opinions of experts.

The finding, however, has been contradicted in various studies, including an influential parliamentary report that called the accident a “manmade disaster.”

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