Fukushima Daiichi Prompt Report

Mar 27, 2020

TOKYO, Japan — TEPCO has released its report on two potential methods for disposing water that has been treated with the Multi-nuclide Removal Equipment (referred to as “ALPS”) and is now being stored at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The two methods have been classified as “practical options, both of which have precedents in current practice” in a government subcommittee report. The government, not TEPCO, has the final authority to decide which disposal policy to implement.

The TEPCO report covers:
● Storage of treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
● Potential methods for disposing the water
● TEPCO measures to improve the Fukushima area’s reputation

TEPCO announced its report at a press conference on March 24. Targeted at the general public and other stakeholders who plan to participate in government-organized “opinion hearings”, it provides useful explanations regarding information covered in the subcommittee’s report. It also covers measures being taken by TEPCO to strengthen the Fukushima area’s reputation, including achievements to date and future plans.

Going forward, the government will continue to consider the options for disposing the ALPS-treated water and communicate with stakeholders regarding this matter. TEPCO will continue to actively share information regarding Fukushima Daiichi’s decontamination and decommissioning as well as cooperate closely with the government as it works toward its final decision, always keeping safety as the top priority.

The full report is available at the following links:
Japanese: http://www.tepco.co.jp/decommission/progress/watertreatment/images/200324.pdf
English: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommission/progress/watertreatment/images/200324.pdf

For the latest data on the treated water, please visit:
Japanese: http://www.tepco.co.jp/decommission/progress/watertreatment/
English: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommission/progress/watertreatment/index-e.html

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is Japan's largest power company group, holding three independent business entities: TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., and TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. As a group, it generates, distributes and sells electricity and other types of energy principally to the Kanto metropolitan area, which includes Japan's two most populous urban centers Tokyo and Yokohama. TEPCO’s 41,086 employees (TEPCO Holdings and its consolidated subsidiaries) are committed to providing safe, reliable power as well as fulfilling its responsibilities to the communities of Fukushima (as of March 31, 2019).
・TEPCO Website: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html
・TEPCO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTEPCOen
・TEPCO Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TEPCO_English

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