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Company asking Fukushima victims to repay compensation: Greenpeace

Company asking Fukushima victims to repay compensation: Greenpeace

Updated 19 February 2013, 16:28 AEST

Nearly two years on from the meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, there are accusations the nuclear industry is evading its responsibilities and forcing the public to pay compensation to victims of the fall-out.

A report by the environmental activist group Greenpeace, to be released later today, points out that the firms that helped design and build the Fukushima reactors are not required to pay a cent in compensation and are profiting from the disaster.

Meanwhile, the ABC program AM has learned that the operator - TEPCO - is handing out what's called 'temporary' compensation which victims of the meltdown have to repay.

Presenter: Mark Willacy, North Asia correspondent

Speakers: Yukiko Kameya, former resident of Fukushima; Aslihan Tumer, Greenpeace's International nuclear project leader

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