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Press Release (Apr 17,2011)
Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
With regard to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station due 
to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake occurred on Friday, March 
11th, 2011, we are currently making our utmost effort to bring the 
situation under control.  This announcement is to notify the roadmap that 
we have put together towards restoration from the accident.

1. Basic Policy
By bringing the reactors and spent fuel pools to a stable cooling 
condition and mitigating the release of radioactive materials, we will 
make every effort to enable evacuees to return to their homes and for all 
citizens to be able to secure a sound life.

2. Targets
Based on the basic policy, the following two steps are set as targets:  
"Radiation dose is in steady decline" as "Step 1" and "Release of 
radioactive materials is under control and radiation dose is being 
significantly held down" as "Step 2."  Target achievement dates are 
tentatively set as follows:  "Step 1" is set at around 3 months and 
"Step 2" is set at around 3 to 6 months after achieving Step 1.

3. Immediate Actions
Immediate actions were divided into three groups, namely, "I. Cooling", 
"II. Mitigation", "III. Monitoring and Decontamination."  For the 
following five issues—"Cooling the Reactors," "Cooling the Spent Fuel 
Pools," "Containment, Storage, Processing, and Reuse of Water Contaminated 
by Radioactive Materials (Accumulated Water)," "Mitigation of Release of 
Radioactive Materials to Atmosphere and from Soil," and "Measurement, 
Reduction and Announcement of Radiation Dose in Evacuation Order/Planned 
Evacuation/ Emergency Evacuation Preparation Areas"—targets are set for 
each of the five issues and various countermeasures will be implemented 
simultaneously.
Please see the attachment for detailed actions.

We would like to deeply apologize again for the grave inconvenience and 
anxiety that the broad public has been suffering due to the accident at 
the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.  We will continue to make 
every endeavor to bring the situation under control.

Appendix1:Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima
                        Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 1 (PDF 112KB)
Appendix2:Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima
                        Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 2 (PDF 108KB)
Reference1:Roadmap for Immediate Actions 
            (Issues / Targets / Major Countermeasures) (PDF 36.8KB)
Reference2:Overview of Major Countermeasures in the Power Station
           (PDF 59.3KB)

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