NUCLEAR | TEPCO press release regarding nitrogen injection into reactor 3 at Fukushima plant

Posted on July 14, 2011

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Press Release (Jul 14,2011)
Regarding the injection of nitrogen to the reactor containment vessel of Unit 3 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
On July 8, 2011, we received an instruction document, from Nuclear and 
Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), entitled "Instruction to submit reports 
related to injection of nitrogen to the reactor containment vessel of Unit 
3 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station". Subsequently, regarding the
injection of nitrogen to the reactor containment vessel of Unit 3 at 
Fukushima Daiichi Power Station, we compiled a report that we would start 
the injection as early as possible and the environment impact from the 
injection would be below the exposure dose limit in normal daily lives, and
submitted the report to NISA on July 11, 2011.
                              (Previously announced on July 9 and 11, 2011)

Since NISA has evaluated the injection way we reported as being valid and 
the preparation for the injection has been completed, we will conduct the 
injection of nitrogen to the reactor containment vessel of Unit 3 from 
around 8 pm today.

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*Instruction Document
Instruction to submit reports related to injection of nitrogen to the 
reactor containment vessel of Unit 3 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power 
Station

We have provided a Japanese press release version of the instruction 
document received from NISA. However, at this time we have reserved the 
right not to provide an English version due to potential misunderstandings 
that may arise from an inaccurate rendering of the original Japanese text.

We may provide the English translation that NISA releases in our press 
releases. However, in principle we would advise you to visit the NISA 
website for timely and accurate information.
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