This picture shows the No. 3 reactor (R) at its Ikata nuclear power plant of Shikoku Electric Power in Ehime prefecture, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) southwest of Tokyo on Aug. 12, 2016. / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS
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A court in Japan Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.In the world's worst nuclear calamity since Chernobyl in 1986, three reactors at Tepco's Fukushima plant suffered meltdowns after a magnitude 9 earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that devastated a swathe of Japan's northeastern coastline and killed more than 15,000 people.
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