The new headquarters of the emergency operator NPP "Fukushima-1" TEPCO, the activities of which will address the issues in the aftermath of the accident, officially started operations in the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima, Kyodo news agency reported.
About 30 employees of the company, including vice president of TEPCO Yoshiyuki Isidzaki, assumed his new office, located in the sports complex of soccer J-Village. After the tragedy of March 11, 2011 here is the main base of the liquidators of the natural and man-made disasters.
TEPCO power company announced the opening of its new headquarters in Fukushima Prefecture in November last year. It is planned that the new office will employ about 500 people from the Tokyo office will be set up around 4 thousand jobs in the most prefecture. One of the priorities for the new headquarters is to solve issues related to the decontamination area and compensation payments to victims of a nuclear accident.
The largest in 25 years after the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" took place after the earthquake in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. Following the tremors of magnitude 9.0 on the shore came the 14-meter high tsunami which flooded four of the six reactors and knocked out reactor cooling system, which led to a series of hydrogen explosions, molten core. Complete elimination of the accident, including the dismantling of the reactors, will take about 40 years. TEPCO does not exclude the costs to cover compensation payments and of decontamination area after the accident could exceed 10 trillion yen (120 billion dollars).