BBC News - Tepco seeks more aid as Fukushima clean-up costs rise
Tepco seeks more aid as Fukushima clean-up costs rise
"The owner of crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has requested further financial help from the Japanese government.
It said clean-up costs and compensation claims for those affected by leaks at the plant may exceed initial estimates.
Radiation leaks at the plant after last year's quake and tsunami saw thousands of people evacuated from the area.
The firm has already received 1tn yen ($12.5bn; £7.8bn) in government aid.
The utility was, in effect, nationalised after the government took a 50.11% stake in the group in exchange for the capital injection."
The liabilities are now the Japanese citizens?
Are TEPCO executives still being paid?
Is this the future of aging Nuclear Corporations?
Will all "fuel pools" become the property of their countries citizens?