Today, TEPCO received approval of revision for reactor installation permit from the Nuclear Regulation Authority for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS Units 6/7.
Since September 27, 2013, when we applied for approval of revision for reactor installation permit, we have received many useful suggestions during inspection meetings that have enabled us to further improve the safety of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the members of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, and all those involved with inspections, for all of their hard work during the four-plus years since we applied for permission.
Going forward TEPCO will continue to carefully and earnestly take all actions required by inspections relating to our applications for revision for construction permit and safety regulations.
And, as we have mentioned during Nuclear Regulation Authority meetings, TEPCO will fulfill our responsibilities to help Fukushima recover, decommission the Fukushima Daiichi NPS and provide compensation while striving to improve nuclear safety and further improve the safety and reliability of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
By doing this TEPCO will succeed in managing Kashiwazaki-Kariwa while prioritizing the local community and offer our complete cooperation to the three investigations being conducted by Niigata Prefecture.