JAPAN | TEPCO apologizes to Fukushima mayors

Posted on June 30, 2011


JAPAN | NHK | Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:59 +0900 (JST)

The new president of the Tokyo Electric Power Company has visited municipalities near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and apologized to their leaders.

Toshio Nishizawa had two separate meetings with Iwaki City Mayor Takao Watanabe and Hirono Town Mayor Motohoshi Yamada on Thursday.

Nishizawa apologized to them saying that the company has caused a lot of trouble and worry for people.

He also said that he will do all he can to bring the situation under control as soon as possible.

At the meetings, the municipalities demanded that the company take care of people’s concerns over the radioactive contamination as its top priority. They called for active disclosure of information.

They also said the company must compensate not only those who were forced to leave their homes but also those who are facing huge economic losses because of the contamination.

Nishizawa said the company will carry out the compensation process in a fair and quick way with government support.

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