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Press Release (Apr 19,2011)
Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 9:00AM, April 19th)
 
Due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake which occurred on March 
11th 2011, TEPCO's facilities including our nuclear power stations have 
been severely damaged. We deeply apologize for the anxiety and inconvenience 
caused. 
With regard to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, on 
April 17th, we have put together the roadmap towards restoration from the 
accident. 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. 
 
Below is the status of TEPCO's major facilities. 
*New items have been underlined
 
[Nuclear Power Station] Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to the earthquake (Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspections) * From 1:42 pm to 2:33 pm on April 18th, site conditions within Unit 2 Reactor Building (measurement of radiation dose, temperature, oxygen density, etc) were checked using a remote control robot.
 
Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station: Units 1 to 4: shutdown due to the earthquake
 
Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Station: Units 1, 5, 6, 7: normal operation (Units 2 to 4: outage due to regular inspection)
 
[Thermal Power Station] - Hirono Thermal Power Station Units 2 and 4: Shutdown due to the earthquake - Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station Unit 1: Shutdown due to the earthquake - Kashima Thermal Power Station Unit 6: Shutdown due to the earthquake
 
[Hydro Power Station] - Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.
 
[Impacts on Transmission Facilities] - Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.
 
[Avoidance of further Implementation on Planned Rolling Blackouts and Request for Conserving Electricity Consumption] Currently, we are working to restore electricity supply after our nuclear and thermal power facilities were severely damaged by Tohoku-Chihou- Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake. The widespread understanding and cooperation of our customers to conserve electricity have contributed to the improvement of this tight power supply-demand balance situation. Amidst this backdrop, since the electricity supply will be able to balance with the demand for the time being, we have decided not to implement further rolling blackouts in principle. However, we must sincerely ask for your continued cooperation in reducing electricity consumption due to the possible increase in demand caused by warmer weather or unexpected trouble at power stations that are currently being restored to service. In case the electricity supply-demand balance becomes tighter than expected, we may regrettably need to restart the implementation of rolling blackouts, with prior notice. We kindly ask for your cooperation. We will do our best to maintain this policy of avoiding further implementation of rolling blackouts during the summer.
Appendix: Past Progress (PDF 143KB)
 
* Revised past progress
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