Friday, June 8, 2012
Lawsuit filed against Sendai nuclear power plant
May 30: A group of more than 1,000 residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture violates their personal right and right to live guaranteed by the constitution and therefore is obliged to stop operations at the nuclear plant. The suit was filed with Kagoshima District Court against the Japanese government and Kyushu Electric Power Co, the operator of the plant. The suit will be joined by more than 1,000 additional plaintiffs later. The plaintiffs argue that the central government has legal obligations to abandon nuclear power in order to prevent a repeat of the Fukushima Disaster.