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Tepco Compensation Rules Outrageous, Fukushima Evacuees Say

Evacuees from around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said the company’s 200-page package for compensation claims is “outrageous” and needs to be simplified.

The utility known as Tepco started sending out 60,000 application forms this week to those forced to evacuate after the plant started belching radiation in March. The package includes three forms that need to be filled in, one of which has 56 pages. A 156-page explanatory booklet completes the bundle of documents, while claimants are required to submit receipts and other records to support claims.