Former Tepco execs indicted over Fukushima nuclear disaster: media

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 9:59 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a local media report said.

In accordance with Japanese law, prosecutors indicted the three on charges they failed to strengthen the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant despite foreseeing the dangers of a nuclear crisis from tsunamis, Kyodo news agency reported.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Michael Perry)