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Fukushima operator chief 'quizzed for negligence'

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Japanese prosecutors have questioned the former head of the operator of the Fukushima power plant on suspicion of negligence over the nuclear crisis, local media reported Thursday. 

Tokyo Electric Power Co chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata speaks at a press conference at TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo on April 17, 2011. Japanese prosecutors have questioned the former head of the operator of the Fukushima power plant on suspicion of negligence over the nuclear crisis, local media reported Thursday.

Tsunehisa Katsumata, who was Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) chairman when the plant was crippled by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, was questioned on a "voluntary basis," news agencies, dailies and TV networks said.

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