Tepco Additional Compensation for Fukushima Voluntary Evacuees

Tepco Additional Compensation for Fukushima Voluntary Evacuees

Press Release (Dec 05,2012)

Additional Compensation for the Voluntary Evacuees

Fukushima Tepco Compensation

We deeply apologize to the people who live near the nuclear power stations and broad society for the tremendous anxiety and inconvenience caused by the nuclear accident at our Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations

 (hereinafter referred to as “the accident”).

We are currently in the process of providing compensation for losses due to voluntary evacuation to those afflicted by the accident in accordance with the “Supplement of the Interim Guidelines on Criteria for Determining Nuclear Damage Indemnification Coverage (Losses due to Voluntary Evacuation)” (hereafter the “supplement of the interim guidelines”). We would like to announce that additional compensation will be provided as follows based on the supplement of the interim guidelines mentioned above and the “Secondary Supplement of the Interim Guidelines on Criteria for Determining Nuclear Damage Indemnification Coverage (Losses due to the Redefinition of the Evacuation Zone)”.

1. Compensation for Individuals in the Voluntary Evacuation Zone*1 (Refer to Attachment 1)

(1) Compensation for mental damages

a. Those entitled to receive compensationThe individuals who had the main residence in the voluntary evacuation zone at the time of the accident who apply to either of the following. Those who were born from the individuals above during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for application.

-Those who were 18 years old or younger sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 (Those who were born during the period from January 2, 1993 to August 31, 2012).-Those who were pregnant during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.

b. Damages covered by compensation

The compensation will cover the following damages during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.

-Emotional distress caused by normal daily life being disturbed due to voluntary evacuation, increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home-(In the case of remaining in the voluntary evacuation zone) Emotional distress caused by the fear or anxiety for radiation exposure and restricted freedom of action which leads to normal daily life being disturbed. The increase in the living expenses if any.

c. Compensation amount

Fixed amount of 80,000 yen per person to cover both mental damages and increase in living expenses.

(2) Compensation for additionally incurred costs

a. Those entitled to receive compensationThe individuals who had the main residence in the voluntary evacuation zone at the time of the accident. Those who were born from the individuals above during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for application.

b. Damages covered by compensation

Part of the following costs incurred due to the accident will be covered by compensation.

-Additionally incurred costs while living in the voluntary evacuation zone (cleaning costs, etc.).-Amount exceeding the previous compensation amount due to an increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home, etc.

c. Compensation amount

40,000 yen per person

(3) Dispatch and acceptance of application forms

The application forms will be sent out to the address provided at the time of the previous application on December 12, 2012 and will be accepted starting from December 17. If you have a change of address, please contact the “Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Voluntary Evacuation Helpline)” below.

2. Compensation for Individuals in the Southern Region of Fukushima Prefecture*2 and Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture (Refer to “Attachment 2”)

(1) Compensation for mental damages

a. Those entitled to receive compensationThe individuals who had the main residence in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident who apply to either of the following. Those who were born from the individuals above during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for application.

-Those who were 18 years old or younger sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 (Those who were born during the period from January 2, 1993 to August 31, 2012).-Those who were pregnant during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.

b. Damages covered by compensation

The compensation will cover the following damages during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.

-Emotional distress caused by normal daily life being disturbed due to voluntary evacuation, increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home-(In the case of remaining in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture) Emotional distress caused by the fear or anxiety for radiation exposure and restricted freedom of action which leads to normal daily life being disturbed. The increase in the living expenses if any.

c. Compensation amount

Fixed amount of 40,000 yen per person for mental damages and increase in the living expenses.

(2) Compensation for additionally incurred costs

a. Those entitled to receive compensationThe individuals who had the main residence in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident who apply to either of the following. Those who were born from the individuals above during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for application.

b. Damages covered by compensation

Part of the following costs incurred due to the accident will be covered by compensation.

-Additionally incurred costs while living in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture (cleaning costs, etc.).-Amount exceeding the previous compensation amount due to an increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home, etc.

c. Compensation amount

40,000 yen per person

(3) Dispatch and acceptance of application forms

We will make an announcement about the dispatch and acceptance of application forms once they are prepared.

*1 Voluntary evacuation zone: Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture specified in “Clause 2: Damages Arising from the Voluntary Evacuation etc.” stipulated in the Supplement of the Interim Guideline excluding the evacuation zone (Fukushima City, Nihonmatsu City, Date City, Motomiya City, Koori Town, Kunimi Town, Kawamata Town, Otama Village, Koriyama City, Sukagawa City, Tamura City, Kagamiishi Town, Tenei Village, Ishikawa Town, Tamakawa Village, Hirata Village, Asakawa Town, Furudono Town, Miharu Town, Ono Town, Soma City, Shinchi Town, Iwaki City).

*2 South region of Fukushima Prefecture

Shirakawa City, Nishigo Village, Izumizaki Village, Nakajima Village, Yabuki Town, Tanagura Town, Yamatsuri Town, Hanawa Town, Samegawa Village

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<Contact Info for Compensation for Damages due to Voluntary Evacuation>

Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Voluntary Evacuation Helpline)

Telephone: 0120-993-724

Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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