6 Juillet 2012
July 7, 2012
FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government demanded about 6.3 billion yen from Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday for damages related to the crisis at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that began in March 2011.
For a period between March 11, 2011, and March 31 this year, the prefecture estimates it faced crisis-related costs of about 5.7 billion yen, including purchases of beef cattle from farms near the stricken nuclear plant following the discovery of above-limit radioactive cesium in Fukushima beef.
In the same period, falls in revenues from six prefectural taxes, due partly to companies leaving the prefecture, are estimated to total about 600 million yen.
The prefecture plans to ask the utility for any further accident-related costs it faces going forward.