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Press Release (May 16,2011)
Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 9:00 AM, May 16)
Due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake which occurred on March 
11th 2011, TEPCO's facilities including our nuclear power stations have 
been severely damaged. We deeply apologize for the anxiety and inconvenience caused.
With regard to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, on 
April 17th, we have put together the roadmap towards restoration from the 
accident. By bringing the reactors and spent fuel pools to a stable cooling 
condition and mitigating the release of radioactive materials, we will 
make every effort to enable evacuees to return to their homes and for all 
citizens to be able to secure a sound life.
Below is the status of TEPCO's major facilities.
*Updates from previous press release are underlined.
[Nuclear Power Station]
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: 
       Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to the earthquake 
       (Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspections) 
-At 2:33 pm on May 15, we started injecting boric acid through the fire 
 extinction system. At 5:00 pm on May 15, we finished injection. 
-From 4:25 pm on May 15th, we sprayed water to the spent fuel pool of Unit 
 4 by a concrete pumping vehicle (from 4:26 pm to 6:30 pm, injected 
 hydrazine at the same time) and finished at 8:25 pm, on May 15th. 
-On May 15th, we sprayed dust inhibitor to 7,000 m2 of areas including 
 nearby Solid Waste Storing Facility in a conventional method.
-On May 13th, in order to confirm the status of the common spent fuel 
 pool, we sampled approx 1,000 ml of water. On May 14th, as a result of 
 the nuclide analysis of the sampled water, we detected Cesium 134 and 
 Cesium 137. We are planning to conduct the detailed evaluation from now on.
Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station: 
       Units 1 to 4: shutdown due to the earthquake
Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Station: 
       Units 1, 5, 6, 7: normal operation 
       (Units 2 to 4: outage due to regular inspection)
[Thermal Power Station] 
-Hirono Thermal Power Station Unit 2 and 4: Shutdown due to the earthquake
[Hydro Power Station] 
-Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the 
 earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.
[Impacts on Transmission Facilities] 
-Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the 
 earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.
[Avoidance of further Implementation on Planned Rolling Blackouts and
Request for Conserving Electricity Consumption] 
Currently, we are working to restore electricity supply after our nuclear 
and thermal power facilities were severely damaged by Tohoku-Chihou-
Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake. The widespread understanding and cooperation of 
our customers to conserve electricity have contributed to the improvement 
of this tight power supply-demand balance situation.
Amidst this backdrop, since the electricity supply will be able to balance 
with the demand for the time being, we have decided not to implement 
further rolling blackouts in principle.
However, we sincerely ask for your continued cooperation in reducing 
electricity consumption due to the possible increase in demand caused by 
warmer weather or unexpected trouble at power stations that are currently 
being restored to service. In case the electricity supply-demand balance 
becomes tighter than expected, we may regrettably need to restart the 
implementation of rolling blackouts, with prior notice. We kindly ask for 
your cooperation.
We will do our best to maintain this policy of avoiding further 
implementation of rolling blackouts during the summer.

Appendix:Past Progress (PDF 131KB) 
* Revised past progress 
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