A Message from TEPCO President Toshio Nishizawa marking the First Year since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Accident
Today, exactly one year has passed since the occurrence of the devastating Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake that struck our nation. In looking back at the events of the past year, I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt sympathy to all those who passed away and their loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and also with those people who continue to be affected by the terrible events that unfolded on that tragic day.
We also extend our deepest apologies to all residents of the neighboring region of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Fukushima Prefecture as well as broader society for the concern and anxiety that arose on account of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Moreover, I must express my sincerest appreciation to all those parties, both domestic and international, who provided much support and assistance to us during this time of tribulation.
While always keeping in mind the tremendous responsibility we have to maintain stable conditions at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, we will continue to safely work towards the mid-to-long term decommissioning of the reactors. In addition, all TEPCO group companies will further intensify their efforts to care for the presently afflicted and provide the compensation due them in a swift manner.
The day of March 11th is forever etched on the hearts and minds of every TEPCO employee. Hence, we will dedicate all of our strength and all of our resources to overcome the many challenges that still lie ahead of us while always remembering that no matter what tasks we are presently engaged in, safety must be our top priority.
March 11, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Company
President, Toshio Nishizawa