Receipt of Order Issued by NRA in Accordance with Article 43.3.23 Paragraph 2 of the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors
April 14, 2021
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.
TEPCO would once again like to sincerely apologize for the great concern and suspicion that it has caused amongst regional residents, and society as a whole, as a result of the incident involving the unauthorized use of an ID card, and the partial loss of function to nuclear material protection equipment at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
Today, we received the order issued to TEPCO by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) in accordance with Article 43.3.23 paragraph 2 of the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactor that states, "TEPCO may not move specified nuclear fuel material at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station until the NRA notifies TEPCO that the nuclear regulatory inspection handling category stipulated for the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station has been changed to Category 1."
TEPCO takes this regulatory action by the Nuclear Regulation Authority very seriously. Upper management will take the lead in ascertaining the fundamental causes of this rash of incidents from all perspectives as we engage in drastic reforms.