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GE Avoids Japanese Plaintiffs’ Suit Over Fukushima Damages

db0ip7zd23b50.cloudfront.netGeneral Electric Co. logos are displayed on the outside of enclosed jet engine test tunnels at the GE Aviation Test Operations facility in Peebles, Ohio, on April 14, 2015.

 

April 24, 2020

General Electric Co. won’t have to face Japanese plaintiffs’ suit stemming from the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the First Circuit said in affirming dismissal Friday.

A district court in Massachusetts properly found the plaintiffs have an adequate alternative forum in Japan, even though GE can’t be sued there because of a Japanese law that makes plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. solely liable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/product-liability-and-toxics-law/ge-avoids-japanese-plaintiffs-suit-over-fukushima-damages

May 14, 2020 Posted by | Fukushima 2020 | , , | Leave a comment

S. Korea, US Discuss Fukushima Wastewater, Marine Issues

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January 17, 2020

South Korea and the U.S. held a director-level meeting on maritime and environment issues in Seoul on Thursday.

According to the Foreign Ministry on Friday, the two sides discussed the possibility of Japan releasing contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster site into the ocean.

They also shared views on ways to preserve marine environments.

The two sides discussed how they plan to reduce marine debris and ways to open the Seventh International Marine Debris Conference in South Korea in 2022.

During the meeting, South Korea called on the U.S. to swiftly take steps to remove South Korea from its preliminary list of countries that engage in illegal, unreported, and unregulated(IUU) fishing.

South Korea was designated as a preliminary IUU fishing country by the U.S. after two South Korean fishing boats violated closed fishing grounds and operated near Antarctica in 2017.

http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=150721

January 21, 2020 Posted by | Fukushima 2020 | , , , , | Leave a comment