City in Fukushima seeks 243 million yen compensation from TEPCO
City in Fukushima to seek redress from TEPCO over damage to hospital, water supply operations
IWAKI, Fukushima -- The city of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture said June 4 that it will seek about 243 million yen in compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), saying its hospital and water supply operations have suffered damage from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
Iwaki officials said the city government is seeking redress for sagging revenue because of a drop in the number of patients at city-run hospitals and installation costs it has shouldered for radiation dosimetry gear at water supply facilities.
They said the city will seek additional compensation if it confirms fresh damage from the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
The town of Futaba and other municipalities in the prefecture have demanded similar compensation for damages against the operator of the crippled nuclear power plant.