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Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

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TOKYO - Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said on Tuesday. 

Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers check the level of radioactivity on a foreign journalist after he visited the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, on July 9, 2014

The four men, of whom two are still working at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, will demand the companies pay a total of 65 million yen ($620,000), mostly in hazard allowances.

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