Fukushima nuclear plant is damaging cancer patients: A Tokyo court began hearings

A Tokyo court has begun hearings in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people

Children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer

The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the nuclear plant, saying radiation released in the accident caused their illnesses

Lawsuit filed by Fukushima residents over health problems allegedly linked to the disaster

Lawsuit filed by Fukushima residents over health problems allegedly linked to the disaster

A earthquake and tsunami destroyed the nuclear plant's, causing three reactor cores to melt and release radiation

The plant operator says the plaintiffs were not exposed to enough radiation to cause cancer