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TEPCO's Efforts towards Nuclear Reform

TEPCO strongly wishes to be a nuclear power plant operator which has the world's highest level of safety awareness, engineering capabilities and risk communication ability with society.
Thus, we established the "Nuclear Reform Special Task Force" led by our president in order to reform TEPCO's safety culture, safety measures, disaster prevention measures, risk/crisis control protocol, information disclosure, and risk communication methods.
At the same time, we established "Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee" which is comprised of domestic and overseas experts and monitors our reform implementation and progress from a purely external point of view as an advisory organization.

We will implement management and safety culture reforms under this new organizational framework.

TEPCO's Goals

Motivated by deep remorse for the tragic accident that occurred at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, we will do away with our previously held overconfidence in our current safety culture and measures and begin the implementation of nuclear reforms.
We are also determined to prevent the reoccurrence of another disastrous accident.  To this end, present safety policies will be reformed from the ground up while taking into consideration domestic and overseas expert opinions.

Basic Policies of Nuclear Reform

1. The new organizations replacing the internal accident investigation panel (already abolished) will be monitored and led by external experts.- Domestic and overseas expert knowledge and opinions will be fully utilized.
2. Necessary measures will be implemented in accordance with the accident investigation reports and expert opinions received.- We will do our best to fulfill all of our responsibilities.
3. We will promptly and powerfully advance Nuclear Reforms aiming to establish the

The Framework for Nuclear Reform

The Framework for Nuclear Reform Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee

Nuclear Reform Special Task Force

Main Members of the Task Force

[Chief of the task force] Tomoaki Kobayakawa (President of TEPCO)
[Deputy chief and Chief of the secretariat] Shigenori Makino (Managing Executive Officer of TEPCO)
[Members of the secretariat] Internal: Mid-career and younger employees from the Nuclear Power Division and others
  External: Experts
  (Safety culture, disaster prevention, risk/crisis control, information disclosure, risk communication, etc.)
 
Tomoaki Kobayakawa Shigenori Makino  

Tomoaki Kobayakawa

Shigenori Makino

 

The Roles of the Task Force

- Under the supervision of the “Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee”, the task force will promptly and powerfully advance nuclear reforms.

- We will take to heart the suggestions received from the investigative panels and experts and make every effort to incorporate and implement them.

- The existing safety culture, safety measures, disaster prevention measures, risk/crisis control protocol, information disclosure and risk communication methods will be reformed from the ground up in consideration of the lessons learned from the accident.

- We will make every effort to establish the world’s best safety and technology standards and will establish organizational frameworks in order to not only meet but exceed societal expectations.

Link

Press release

Aug 4,2017 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2017 First Quarter)"

May 10,2017 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2016 4th Quarter)"

Feb 10,2017 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2016 3rd Quarter)"

Jan 30,2017 Recent Topics:TEPCO HOLDINGS' INDEPENDENT MONITORING COMMITTEE ISSUES REPORT ON COMPANY'S SAFETY SELF-ASSESSMENT

Jan 30,2017 TEPCO'S SELF-ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS REPORTED TO THE 12TH NUCLEAR REFORM MONITORING COMMITTEE

Aug 2,2016 PROGRESS IN ICE WALL ACTIVATION, SEARCH FOR FUEL DEBRIS HIGHLIGHT LATEST QUARTERLY REPORT FROM FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI

May 30,2016 ADVANCES IN ‘ICE WALL' FREEZING, KK ENHANCEMENTS, AND OVERALL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT HIGHLIGHT LATEST PROGRESS REPORT

February 9, 2016 LOW LEVELS OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS IN SEAWATER, SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS AT KASHIWAZAKI-KARIWA, HIGHLIGHT LATEST QUARTERLY REPORT

November 20, 2015 ADVANCES IN WATER, CLEANUP AT FUKUSHIMA UNITS 1 AND 3 HIGHLIGHTED IN LATEST PROGRESS REPORT ON NUCLEAR SAFETY

August 24, 2015 IMPROVEMENTS IN WATER MANAGEMENT, DISCLOSURE, WORKING CONDITIONS NOTED BY MONITORING COMMITTEE

March 30, 2015 LATEST QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT MARKS TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING TEPCO'S NUCLEAR SAFETY REFORM PLAN

February 3, 2015 ADVANCES IN FUEL REMOVAL, WATER AT FUKUSHIMA NOTED IN MOST RECENT QUARTERLY REPORT

November 5, 2014 ADVANCES IN CLEANING WATER, SAFELY REMOVING NUCLEAR FUEL AT FUKUSHIMA CITED IN TEPCO'S MOST RECENT PROGRESS REPORT

August 1, 2014 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2014 1st Quarter)"

May 1, 2014 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2013 4th Quarter)"

February 3, 2014 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2013 3rd Quarter)"

November 1, 2013 Regarding "Nuclear Safety Reform Plan Progress Report (FY2013 2nd Quarter)"

July 26, 2013 "Distribution of the documents reported at the Fourth Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee Meeting"

March 29, 2013 "Distribution of the document reported at the Third Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee Meeting"

December 14, 2012 "Documents Used in the Second Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee Meeting"

October 12, 2012 "Document Related to the First Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee Meeting"
"(Attachment) Fundamental Policy for the Reform of TEPCO Nuclear Power Organization" (PDF 1.11MB)

September 11, 2012 "Framework for the Nuclear Reform"
"(Attachment) New Framework for the Nuclear Reform" (PDF 20.2KB)

Other

Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee