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Press Release (May 27,2011)
Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 9:00 AM, May 27)
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 and then we updated the roadmap considering the current situation,
on May 17th. 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 8:52 pm on May 26th, we changed the rate of water injection to the 
 reactor through the fire extinction system piping arrangement from 
 approximately 3 m3/h to approximately 2 m3/h. 
-At 4:01 pm on May 26th, considering the amount of water accumulated at 
 Centralized Radiation Waste Treatment Facility, we stopped transferring 
 water from Unit 2's turbine building's vertical shaft to Centralized 
 Radiation Waste Treatment Facility. 
-At 9:00 am on May 26th, we started transferring accumulated water on the 
 basement of Unit 6's turbine building to temporarily-installed tank again. 
 We stopped the transferring pump at 7:00 pm on the same day (approximately 
 400 m3). 
-On May 26th, using unmanned crawler dump, we sprayed dust inhibitor, 
 which prevents the radioactive materials on the ground surface from 
 dispersing, at the north side of Unit 1's reactor building and its near 
 area, totaling the size of around 6,000 m2. 
 On May 26th, with conventional method, we sprayed dust inhibitor over 
 areas surrounding Incombustibles Treatment Facility with the size of 
 approximately 7,875 m2.
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.
[Perspective of Power Supply and Demand Balance in this Summer] 
We have worked to restore electricity supply after our nuclear and thermal
power facilities were severely damaged by Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki
Earthquake. This time, we revised that the supply capacity in this summer
would increase because we could plan to secure an additional capacity. 
However, in order to maintain the policy of avoiding further
implementation of rolling blackouts during the summer, in addition to the
above increase of the supply capacity, we sincerely ask for your continued
cooperation in reducing electricity consumption. Now we are creating
concrete measures considering "Outline of Countermeasures for Power Supply
and Demand During Summertime" presented by the Electricity Supply-Demand
Emergency Response Headquarters of the Japanese government. 
                                                    (Previously Announced)

In the event that an unplanned outage such as excessive continuous
operation in old plants and a sudden increase of power demand due to
unusual hot temperature occur, there is a possibility to affect a stable
power supply. In order to maintain the policy of avoiding rolling
blackouts, we steadily implement to install additional power capacity we
have planed, and we continuously do our best efforts to secure supply
Appendix: Past Progress (PDF 144KB) 

* Revised past progress 
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