Tepco announces lost documents claiming compensation

Tepco announces lost documents claiming compensation

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On June 14, 2013, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said that one of its employees has lost the documents containing the personal information of people who have claimed compensation from the company. People have asked for compensation in regards to the triple-meltdown crisis at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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The company added that this was not the first case of mishandling of documents. An official from Tepco said, “We deeply apologize for causing trouble”. The official revealed that the employee, who is in his 40s, has left the documents on a train while he was returning home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. However, the company has not yet received any reports of mishandling of the personal information.

It has also been revealed by Tepco that there have been about 60 cases which involve mishandling of personal information related to compensation claims. This time, the company decided to reveal the case as it has not been able to contact all of the 22 individuals related to this case.

The individuals who have asked for compensation include the evacuees from the town of Futaba, place where the Fukushima plant is located. It was also revealed that the documents have the names, numbers and addresses of the individuals, along with the details of their compensation claims.