Fukushima Daiichi Prompt Report
REPORT ON FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NPS PROGRESS IN FY2018 2Q
-CONTINUED EFFORTS AND NEW INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE SAFETY-
Nov 12, 2018
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
TEPCO issues latest quarterly report on implementation of its nuclear safety reform plan
TOKYO, November 12, 2018 — During the second quarter of fiscal 2018 ending in September 2018,TEPCO focused on establishing action plans to improve in five key areas, as pointed out by the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, and holding dialogues with stakeholders regarding safety measures at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
The action plans, and the results of various self-assessments, were reported to the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee on October 5 and will be reviewed by the committee going forward. At the same time, the action plans will be implemented.
Also, in August, TEPCO met with Niigata Prefecture Governor Hanazumi, Kashiwazaki City Mayor Sakurai and Kariwa Village Mayor Shinada to exchange opinions about the progress of safety measures at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. Concurrently, TEPCO met with the residents of Kashiwazaki and Kariwa to speak directly to members of these communities. TEPCO continues to engage in dialogue with community members and disseminate information while striving to improve the safety of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
Furthermore, TEPCO launched training to provide all employees with systematic education about the Fukushima nuclear accident and the impact that it has had. TEPCO also began planning for the establishment of the TEPCO Decommissioning Archives, which will preserve the memory of the accident, convey the company’s regret and communicate the lessons it has learned.
The report also covers developments that took place at Fukushima Daiichi and Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power stations, as well as throughout the company’s nuclear division. These included:
・Investigation and cleaning of Unit 2 reactor building operating floor
・Handling of water treated with ALPS
・Plan to revise schedule for removing fuel from Unit 3 spent fuel pool
・Assistance to Hokkaido Electric Power Company, Inc.
・Initiatives to further strengthen governance and internal communication
・Suggestions by the Nuclear Safety Oversight Office
・Participation in a panel discussion held at the IAEA annual conference
・Tours of the Fukushima Daiichi site for 72 students from 10 high schools in Japan and overseas
AboutTEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is Japan's largest power company group, comprising three independent business entities: TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., and TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. As a group, it generates, distributes and sells electricity and other types of energy principally to the Kanto metropolitan area, which includes Japan's two most populous cities, Tokyo and Yokohama. Its 42,060 employees are committed to providing safe, reliable power as well as fulfilling its responsibilities to the communities of Fukushima. (As of April 1, 2017)
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