Japanese Court Acquits Former Utility Executives Over 2011 Fukushima Disaster

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima Prefecture, Futaba, Japan, photographed in 2016, five years after three reactors melted down.

The three ex-Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives were found not guilty of professional negligence linked to the meltdown of three of the nuclear power plant’s reactors after an earthquake and tsunami.

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