May 21, 2014
Managing Executive Officer
Tokyo Electric Power Company
Fukushima Daiichi D&D Engineering Company
Today, we have commenced operation of the groundwater bypass at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to many parties, including Fukushima Prefecture and members of the fishing industry, for their understanding in the operation of the groundwater bypass, which plays an important role among the countermeasures to suppress the increase of contaminated water.
In operating the bypass, we will pay strict attention to the management of the relevant facilities and, in conjunction with analysis by third parties, maintain the water quality to conform to operational targets.
In addition, with regard to the countermeasures for decommissioning and contaminated water, we will notify the people of Fukushima Prefecture and Japan at opportune moments about our various on-site operations, such as the groundwater bypass operation made public today. At the same time, we will continue the decommissioning operation safely and diligently, with the knowledge gained from our domestic and other international partners, and dedicate all our efforts to the rapid recovery and revitalization of Fukushima.