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Japan mulls having new utilities help pay Fukushima victims

The cost of scrapping Fukushima Daiichi will remain squarely on Tepco's shoulders.

TOKYO -- Japan is considering having new electricity suppliers shoulder some of the cost of compensating those affected by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdown -- a first since the market was opened up to companies besides the big regional utilities.

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