Settlement over Mihama

18 January 2006

Families affected by a fatal steam leak at Mihama nuclear plant in Japan’s Fukui prefecture are understood to have reached an out-of-court settlement with plant owners Kansai Electric Power (Kepco).

Kepco declined to reveal the details, but the compensation is estimated at more than ¥1 billion ($8.67 million) for the families of the five fatalities and six injured workers.

The accident occurred when superheated steam burst from a ruptured pipe at unit 3 of the plant in August 2004. No inspection of the pipes had been conducted for 27 years.


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