Three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives were indicted today for allegedly failing to take safety measures to prevent the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Reuters reported. The indictments – forced through by a civilian judicial panel – are the first against Tepco officials. In accordance with Japanese laws, the three – former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former executive vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro – were indicted by prosecutors on charges of professional negligence resulting in injury or death.

World Nuclear News, February 29, 2016