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May 16, 2018
TEPCO issues latest quarterly report on implementation of its nuclear safety reform plan
TOKYO, May.16 — The launch of the “Protect, Prepare and Respond Action Plan" (Mamoru, Sonaeru, Kotaeru Action Plan in Japanese) at Niigata Headquarters highlighted TEPCO’s latest quarterly report on the implementation of its Nuclear Safety Reform Plan in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 ended in March 2018.
The action plan was launched on March 30 in part to strengthen TEPCO’s involvement with its local Kashiwazaki-Kariwa community and Niigata Prefecture. The plan includes five core initiatives: improve safety; strengthen management structures; assist with preparedness; contribute to communities; and listen and engage.
Also, TEPCO is strengthening internal understanding of its management model that underpins these activities and Fundamental behavior required in each field of operation to better align conditions throughout the organization for enhanced nuclear safety.
Further, TEPCO thoroughly reviewed its operations and management structure to make improvements and foster a stronger “learning attitude” throughout the organization. Efforts in this area centered on five basic strategies — strengthen the organization and governance; strengthen education & training; improve communication; strengthen nuclear safety culture; and improve internal oversight functions.
The report also covers developments that took place at Fukushima Daiichi, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS, and throughout the company’s nuclear division. These included:
・Preparations to remove fuel from spent fuel pools at Unit 1 and Unit 3
・Investigation of the Unit 2 primary containment vessel
・New network linking TEPCO offices in Niigata and neighboring prefectures with the Niigata HQ and KK offices
・Assessment of risk management
・Analysis of common factors in human errors
・An internal communication event, briefings for residents of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa region, a pilot training program for engineers engaged in design work, and more.
An English-language summary of the progress report may be found at https://www7.tepco.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/180516e0101.pdf. The full report is available online at https://www7.tepco.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/180516j0102.pdf (Currently only in Japanese).
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is Japan's largest power company group, holding 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)