March 18, 2011
Tokyo Electric Power Company
Masataka Shimizu, President
It has been announced that the assessment of INES (International Nuclear
and Radiological Event Scale) on the incident at Unit 1, 2, and 3 of
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station caused by Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki
Earthquake resulted in "Level 5". We are taking this assessment very
We sincerely apologize to all the people living in the surrounding area of
the power station and people in Fukushima Prefecture, as well as to the
people of society for causing such great concern and nuisance.
We are taking this reality as an extreme regret, although it was caused by
the marvels of nature such as tsunami due to large scale earthquake that
we have never experienced before.
While receiving support and cooperation from the Japanese government and
related department and local authority, we will continue our maximum effort
to converge current situation.