TEPCO paid $900 mil. provisional in compensation
Tokyo Electric Power Company has so far paid 69 billion yen, or nearly 900 million dollars, in provisional compensation.
That amount includes about 700 million dollars paid since April to residents who’ve had to evacuate their homes or who’ve been forced to stay indoors. Households have received as much as 13,000 dollars, while individuals have received as much as 3,900 dollars.
Roughly 105 million dollars have been paid to farmers and fishermen who’ve had shipments banned or who have suffered damage from rumors about radiation contamination of their products. Small and mid-sized businesses have received 87 million dollars.
On Friday, a government panel will draw up interim guidelines about further compensation recipients and payments.
The guidelines will include damages resulting from the recent shipments of beef cattle that had been fed rice straw contaminated with radiation.
The eventual total payout is expected to balloon to tens of billions of dollars.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 17:02 +0900 (JST)