Nuclear plant owner Tepco could get $19bn bailout

Tepco, owner of beleaguered nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi (pictured), could be in line for up to $19billion from the Japanese government, according to reports. The firm has been in a […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Tepco, owner of beleaguered nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi (pictured), could be in line for up to $19billion from the Japanese government, according to reports.

The firm has been in a difficult position since the nuclear crisis at its plant after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March.

Japanese media today suggested the government was mulling the bailout fund although a definitive figure was unclear, reported Reuters.