Japanese Plant’s “Token” Offer
Acknowledging how the toll the unrelenting nuclear crisis has affected people’s lives and livelihoods, the owner of Japan‘s stricken nuclear plant has offered money to some cities in the radiation’s reach-an offer that one city decided to refuse. An official with Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, said Tuesday that the utility made a “token” offer to residents in 10 communities near the plant. The city of Namie rejected the offer, which is 20 million yen — about $12 for each of Namie’s roughly 20,000 residents. Click the image to enlarge.
Tokyo Electric says the amount is an initial token payment, not compensation for losses sustained as a result of the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi and that further compensation will come after all damages are assessed.