Japan Nuclear Disaster Probe: TEPCO Gets $12.8 Billion Crisis Bailout.

The company faces massive compensation demands from those forced to evacuate and whose land and products were contaminated by radiation leaks following the crisis that began March 11 last year when Japan’s northeast was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

TEPCO must also shoulder the enormous costs of decommissioning three reactors with melted cores and placing nuclear fuel rods from a fourth reactor into safe storage.