On the Japanese Government's Summary of the "Approach to Strengthening and Expansion of Measures in the Handling of ALPS Treated Water"
August 30, 2022
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Given developments in various measures outlined in the "Action Plan Concerning the Continuous Implementation of the Basic Policy on Handling of ALPS Treated Water" formulated in December 2021, "Approach to Strengthening and Expansion of Measures in the Handling of ALPS Treated Water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station" was summarized in the 4th meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Council concerning the Continuous Implementation of the Basic Policy on Handling of ALPS Treated Water held today. The document indicates the type of measures that should be prioritized going forward.
TEPCO will do our utmost to implement measures according to the government's "Basic Policy" on the handling ALPS treated water, and will continue to put safety above all as we perform our role as the party responsible to minimize the adverse impacts on reputation.
We will fully engage with the interest and concerns of the people of the region, people of the fisheries industry, and other parties concerned by doing our utmost to explain our approach and our response, and further disseminate information based on scientific evidence to people within and outside Japan in an easy-to-understand manner to deepen the public's understanding of decommissioning, contaminated water and treated water countermeasures including the handling of ALPS treated water.
Regarding the measures for industries that may be affected by rumors, under a strong commitment to minimize adverse impacts on reputation, we will further expand and refine the distribution promotion activities we have been engaged in, such as securing distribution routes and increasing demand, mainly of marine products. We prepare for the compensation of reputational damage that may occur despite these efforts while carefully listening to the opinions of the parties concerned.
As the party responsible for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident, TEPCO will strive to rebuild trust—which is the foundation of our business—and fulfill our responsibility to "balance recovery with decommissioning," while moving safely and steadily forward with the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, contaminated water, and treated water countermeasures.
Inter-Ministerial Council concerning the Continuous Implementation of the Basic Policy on Handling of ALPS Treated Water (4th session) (in Japanese only)