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Press Release (Mar 12,2011)
White smoke around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1
On March 11, 2011, turbines and reactors of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear 
Power Station Unit 1(Boiling Water Reactor, Rated Output 460 MW) and 
Unit 2 and 3 (Boiling Water Reactor, Rated Output 784 MW) that had been 
operating at rated power automatically shutdown due to the 
Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake.(already announced)

Today at approximately 3:36PM, a big quake occurred and there was a big 
sound around the Unit 1 and white smoke.
Our two employees and two subcontract workers working for the safety of 
the plant were injured and transported to the hospital.

We are presently checking on the site situation of each plant and effect 
of discharged radioactive materials.

We will endeavor to restore the units and continue monitoring the 
environment of the site periphery. 
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