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Press Release (Feb 13,2013)Additional Compensation for the Voluntary Evacuees in the Southern Region of Fukushima Prefecture, Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture and the Evacuation Zone

We deeply apologize to the people who live near the nuclear power stations and broad society for the tremendous anxiety and inconvenience caused by the nuclear accident at our Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations (hereinafter "the accident").

We are currently in the process of providing compensation for losses due to voluntary evacuation to those afflicted by the accident in accordance with the "Supplement of the interim guidelines on criteria for determining nuclear damage (due to the accident at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations) indemnification coverage (Losses due to Voluntary Evacuation)" (hereafter the "supplement of the interim guidelines") and the "Secondary Supplement of the Interim Guidelines on Criteria for Determining Nuclear Damage Indemnification Coverage (Losses due to the Redefinition of the Evacuation Zone by the government)". We would like to announce that additional compensation will be provided as follows.

1. Compensation provided for those in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture*1 and Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture
Compensation for those in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture and Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture will now be provided as follows as the application forms have been prepared.
(1) Compensation for mental damages, etc.
(i) Eligible individuals
Those who had the main residence in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or in Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident and who apply to either of the following. Those who were born from the eligible individuals during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for compensation.
- Those who were 18 years old or younger sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 (Those who were born during the period from January 2, 1993 to August 31, 2012).
- Those who were pregnant sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.

(ii) Damages covered by compensation
The following damages incurred during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 will be covered by compensation to a certain extent.
- Emotional distress caused by normal daily life being disturbed due to voluntary evacuation, increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home.
- (In the case of remaining in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture) Emotional distress caused by the fear or anxiety for radiation exposure and restricted freedom of action which leads to normal daily life being disturbed. The increase in the living expenses if any.

(iii) Compensation amount
40,000 yen per person

(2) Compensation for additionally incurred costs
(i) Eligible individuals
Those who had the main residence in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident. Those who were born from the eligible individuals during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for compensation.

(ii) Damages covered by compensation
The following costs incurred due to the accident will be covered by compensation to a certain extent.
- Additionally incurred costs while living in the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture (cleaning costs, etc.).
- Amount exceeding the previous compensation amount due to an increase in the living expenses, transportation fee incurred at the time of evacuation or going home, etc.

(iii) Compensation amount
40,000 yen per person

(3) Dispatch and acceptance of application forms
For those who were registered as citizens of the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident, application forms with the name and address (at the time of the accident) printed will be sent out to the registered address starting from today. Please sign and provide the bank account information, etc. on the application form and send it back to us.
As for those who were not registered as citizens of the southern region of Fukushima Prefecture or Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the accident but are eligible for compensation, application forms will be sent upon request. Please contact the "Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Call Center)" below.

2. Compensation for those in the Evacuation Zone*2
(1) Compensation for mental damages, etc.
(i) Eligible individuals
Those who had the main residence in the Evacuation Zone at the time of the accident and evacuated or stayed in the Evacuation Zone or Voluntary Evacuation Zone*3 during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 and apply to either of the following. Those who were born from the eligible individuals during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for compensation.
- Those who were 18 years old or younger sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 (Those who were born during the period from January 2, 1993 to August 31, 2012).
- Those who were pregnant sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012.
Those who had the main residence in the former Indoor Evacuation Zone or part of Minamisoma City*4 and apply to either of the above are eligible for compensation regardless of the place of evacuation and whether the individuals evacuated or not.

(ii) Damages covered by compensation
The following damages incurred during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 will be covered by compensation to a certain extent.
- Emotional distress, etc. caused by normal daily life being disturbed due to voluntary evacuation.
- (In the case of remaining in the Evacuation Zone or Voluntary Evacuation Zone) Emotional distress caused by the fear or anxiety for radiation exposure and restricted freedom of action which leads to normal daily life being disturbed.

(iii) Compensation amount
80,000 yen per person

(2) Compensation for additionally incurred costs
(i) Eligible individuals
Those who had the main residence in the former Indoor Evacuation Zone or part of Minamisoma City at the time of the accident. Those who were born from the eligible individuals during the period from March 12, 2011 to August 31, 2012 are also eligible for compensation.

(ii) Damages covered by compensation
The following costs incurred due to the accident will be covered by compensation to a certain extent.
- Additionally incurred costs while living in the Evacuation Zone (cleaning costs, etc.).

(iii) Compensation amount
40,000 yen per person

(3) Dispatch and acceptance of application forms
For those who have applied for compensation and had the main residence in the former Indoor Evacuation Zone or part of Minamisoma City and those who had the main residence in the Evacuation Zone excluding the former Indoor Evacuation Zone and part of Minamisoma City and were 18 years old or younger sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012, application forms with the name, address (at the time of the accident), etc. printed will be sent out to the address provided in the past compensation application starting from February 20, 2013. Please sign and provide the bank account information, etc. on the application form and send it back to us.
As for those who have applied for compensation in the past and had the main residence in the Evacuation Zone excluding the former Indoor Evacuation Zone and part of Minamisoma City and were pregnant sometime during the period from January 1 to August 31, 2012 and those who have never applied for compensation in the past but are eligible for compensation, application forms will be sent upon request. Please contact the "Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Call Center)" below.

*1 Southern region of Fukushima Prefecture: Shirakawa City, Nishigo Village, Izumizaki Village, Nakajima Village, Yabuki Town, Tanagura Town, Yamatsuri Town, Hanawa Town, Samekawa Village

*2 Evacuation Zone: Area stipulated in "3. Damages due to the evacuation order given by the government" in the "Interim guidelines on criteria for determining nuclear damage (due to the accident at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations) indemnification coverage" for which evacuation order, etc. was given by the government.

*3 Voluntary Evacuation Zone: The following municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture (excluding the Evacuation zone) stipulated in "2. Damages due to voluntary evacuation, etc." in the "Supplement of the interim guidelines on criteria for determining nuclear damage (due to the accident at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations) indemnification coverage (Losses due to Voluntary Evacuation)".
Fukushima City, Nihonmatsu City, Date City, Motomiya City, Koori Town, Kunimi Town, Kawamata Town, Otama Village, Koriyama City, Sukagawa City, Tamura City, Kagamiishi Town, Tenei Village, Ishikawa Town, Tamagawa Village, Hirata Village, Asakawa Town, Furudono Town, Miharu Town, Ono Town, Soma City, Shinchi Town, Iwaki City)

*4 Part of Minamisoma City: "Areas for which temporary evacuation order was given by municipalities" stipulated in the "Interim guidelines on criteria for determining nuclear damage (due to the accident at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations) indemnification coverage" (excluding the Specific Spots Recommended for Evacuation designated by the government).

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<Contact Info for Compensation for Damages due to Voluntary Evacuation>
Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Voluntary Evacuation Helpline)
Telephone: 0120-993-724
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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<Contact Info for Nuclear Accident Damage Claims>
Fukushima Nuclear Compensation Office (Call Center)
Telephone: 0120-926-404
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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