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Press Release (Mar 18,2011)
Assessment of INES (International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale) on the incident at Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station
                                                           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 
seriously.

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.

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