Fukushima Daiichi Prompt Report
TEPCO REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE AT FUKUSHIMA—COMPLETES TRANSFER OF ALPS-TREATED WATER TO MORE SECURE TANKS—
Mar 28, 2019
FUKUSHIMA, Japan — TEPCO announced on March 27 that water treated with multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) has been completely transferred from flange-type tanks to new welded-type tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, concluding the job within the scheduled deadline of March 2019. The transfer, which reduces the risk of possible leaks from flange tanks, is another milestone in the government’s roadmap pointing to the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Flange tanks were introduced initially for speed and efficiency. Over time, however, these tanks present some risk of leaking due to the gradual deterioration of their rubber gaskets, so in the interest of long-term safety, a TEPCO priority, the company decided to switch to welded tanks, which do not have seams or gaps.
TEPCO will continue to enhance the safety of its treated-water storage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nucle:ar Power Station to maximize environmental protection as well as safety during ongoing decommissioning and clean-up efforts.
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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. The TEPCO Group’s 41,525 employees are committed to providing safe, reliable power as well as fulfilling its responsibilities to the communities of Fukushima (as of March 31, 2018).
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