TEPCO Holdings’ Action in Response to the Government’s Policy on the Handling of ALPS Treated Water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
April 16, 2021
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.
TEPCO would like to sincerely apologize for the great burden and inconvenience that the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident has caused on the people of Fukushima, and society as a whole.
We would also like to offer our apologies for the string of recent incidents that have caused concern about TEPCO’s nuclear operations and distrust in us as a company.
TEPCO is very aware of the harsh light in which we are currently being viewed and under the leadership of our President, upper management and the entire company will ascertain the root causes of these incidents, and put all efforts into implementing drastic reforms.
At the fifth Inter-Ministerial Council for Contaminated Water, Treated Water and Decommissioning Issues held on April 13, a decision was made about the government’s basic policy on the handling of ALPS treated water at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings’ Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
As the party responsible for the handling of ALPS treated water, TEPCO has carefully examined this basic policy and formulated measures for surely and steadily carrying out this policy as outlined in the attachment.
When handling ALPS treated water in accordance with the government’s basic policy, TEPCO shall thoroughly disclose information in a manner that ensures accuracy and transparency at every stage of the process. We shall also put every effort into implementing measures to mitigate adverse impacts on reputation.
TEPCO shall continue to engage in self-directed measures to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and handle contaminated water and treated water while also striving to rebuild trust in our operations through the safe and stead completion of these tasks as we fulfill our responsibilities as the party responsible for the accident.