Former Tepco execs walk after Fukushima trial

Top Tepco executives tried for negligence for their inadequate response to tsunami warnings were found not guilty in the country's only criminal case for the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant disaster.

Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Three former top executives from Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) are were found not guilty in Japan's single criminal trial for the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear catastrophe in 2011, reports news agency AFP.

The defendants were former Tepco Chair Tsunehisa Katsumata and the utility's two former vice presidents, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro.

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