Nuclear Regulation Authority Compiles Draft of Review Report
May 18, 2022
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Considering the Basic Policy on handling of ALPS treated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings’ Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station decided by the Japanese government in April 2021, TEPCO had been reviewing the details of the design and operation of facilities for securing safety regarding the handling of ALPS treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, while listening to opinions of the people in the region and parties concerned. And, on December 21, 2021, we submitted the “Application Documents for Approval to Amend the Implementation Plan for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Specified Nuclear Facility” for the basic design of ALPS treated water dilution/discharge facility and related facilities to the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Today, The Nuclear Regulation Authority compiled a draft of its review report.
TEPCO has seriously examined the points made by the Nuclear Regulation Authority during review meetings in regards to the implementation plan for the handling of ALPS treated water, and has reflected these points in revisions of its implementation plan.
TEPCO will continue to cooperate fully with safety checks performed by the local government and reviews conducted by the IAEA, while also surely and steadily implementing initiatives based on the government’s basic policy, such as designing and operating facilities in a way that guarantees safety, disseminating accurate information with scientific basis to parties in Japan and abroad, and strengthening monitoring.
By repeatedly seizing opportunities to carefully explain TEPCO’s approach to the handling of ALPS treated water and what we are doing with it, and carefully listening to the opinions, we shall make every effort to eliminate each concern, and get as many people as possible to understand the decommissioning process.