Fukushima reactor bosses face up to 5 years jail

THREE former Tokyo Electric Power Co executives charged over their actions in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster will reportedly plead not guilty.

TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice-presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro have been charged with professional negligence resulting in deaths and injury.

Prosecutors had been reluctant to take action but were forced to proceed after a judicial review panel - made up of ordinary citizens - ruled last July that the trio should be put on trial.

They could face up to five years in jail.


LIVE UPDATES: South Burnett commemorates Anzac Day

LIVE UPDATES: South Burnett commemorates Anzac Day

Rolling coverage of Anzac Day services throughout the South Burnett.

South Burnett residents share their Anzac stories

South Burnett residents share their Anzac stories

What Anzac Day means to the people of the South Burnett.

ANZAC DAY: Service times throughout the South Burnett

ANZAC DAY: Service times throughout the South Burnett

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