At approximately 6:00 today, an abnormal noise began emanating from nearby
the pressure suppression chamber of Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Station.
Given that the pressure within this chamber had decreased, it was believed
that this was an indication that an abnormality had arisen. From this
point on, while water injection operations are still underway, the
temporary transfer to a safe place of TEPCO employees and workers from
other companies not directly involved with this work has begun. Currently,
at Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Station, the remaining workers are doing their
best to secure the safety and security of the site.
The parameters for Unit 2's nuclear containment vessel and the containment
vessel show no significant change.
We are aware of and sincerely apologize for the great distress and
inconvenience this incident has caused to not just those inhabitants
residing in the immediate vicinity but also society at large.