Fukushima Daiichi NPS Prompt Report (Nov 21,2013)Attention to Physical Protection Is Requested Concerning Fuel Removal from Fukushima Daiichi NPS Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool
We have been conducting the operation to remove fuel from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool since November 18. Meanwhile, we have noticed that some news media released videos, taken from the air, of the on-premise transportation from the Unit 4 Reactor Building to the Common Pool Building conducted today (on November 21).
Some of those videos contain information (such as the transportation schedule, a route of the transportation, and activities of security guards) the disclosure of which conflicts with "Measures To Be Taken for Physical Protection of Specific Nuclear Fuel Material" stipulated in the Nuclear Reactor Regulation Law. The regulatory agency is also aware of this matter, and instructed us to request the media to act with attention to physical protection.
As we have already requested the media members on many occasions, in view of physical protection, please refrain from taking pictures and videos of the physical protection facilities such as the building entrances and exits, fences, sensors, and cameras as well as the cask transportation currently conducted.
* Physical protection (of nuclear materials): To protect nuclear materials and facilities against the theft or unauthorized diversion of nuclear materials and against the sabotage of nuclear facilities by individuals and groups.