Today we have received a letter of protest from National Federation of
Fisheries Cooperative Associations (NFFCA) with regard to the discharge of
the low level radioactive wastewater from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Station to the sea. We, as the operator of the power station, received the
letter with sincerity, being painfully aware of the feelings and concerns
of people in the fishery industry.
While the water discharge was an unavoidable emergency measure implemented
after the consultation with the national government in order to prevent
the spread of high level radioactive substances, protect the essential
safety facilities from inundation and maintain the cooling functions of
Units 5 and 6, we would like to make our deepest apologies for the
concerns and anxieties caused by our insufficient explanation in advance.
With regard to the compensations related to the water discharge and other
issues, we will follow the Act on Compensation for Nuclear Damages and
sincerely address them with support from the government. We would highly
appreciate it if NFFCA could understand the above.
Working closely with the government, we will make every effort toward the
earliest resolution of the situation.
April 6, 2011
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated