GE sued for Fukushima disaster

Lawsuit alleges unsafe design, cost cutting

Brian Dowling Saturday, November 18, 2017 Japanese property owners and businesses near the Fukushima nuclear plant that melted down after a devastating 2011 tsunami filed a $500 million class-action lawsuit against General Electric for negligently designing the doomed plant.
The lawsuit, filed yesterday in federal court in Boston, claims the explosions and release of radioactive material at the Fukushima reactors ? likely the most costly industrial accident in history at $200 billion ? were caused by GE?s unsafe design of the reactors and further efforts to cut costs that also undercut safety during the construction of the plant...