At least 800 residents of the northeastern part of Japan affected by the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have joined a class action lawsuit against the government and the Tokyo Electric Power Co., The Telegraph reports.
The suit comes on the two year anniversary of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown and subsequent mass evacuation that has left 300,000 people still living in temporary housing, according to the paper.
Parties to the lawsuit âinclude six-month old babies and 80-plus pensioners,â says The Telegraph. The suit demands payments to claimants of approximately $570 for each month since the earthquake, and comes days after thousands rallied in Tokyo against nuclear power.
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