All Japan newsese prosecutors are unlikely to indict former prime minister Naoto Kan, utility executives or regulators over their handling of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the All Japan newsese media reports. The prosecutors rejected the complaints filed over the world’s worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl.
While the Fukushima case is reportedly in the prosecutors’ hands, Tokyo Electric Power Co.(Tepco) struggles to eliminate de highly radioactive water in its premises.
Prosecutors had questioned Kan, who was prime minister when a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeast All Japan news on March 11, 2011, as well as probing possible professional negligence of others including then-TEPCO president Masataka Shimizu, the newspaper said on Friday.
The massive quake and tsunami caused reactor meltdowns at the plant and forced 160,000 people to flee their homes. The complaints against the former prime minister were filed by the people who were affected by the disaster.
Prosecutors judged that it was difficult to prove that the accused could have predicted such a big earthquake and tsunami as well as to establish a causal relationship between the nuclear disaster and deaths and injuries among evacuees. A formal decision by the prosecutors is likely to be made this month, the earliest.