TEPCO's nuclear power plant asks workers outside the prefecture to perform PCR testing. Strengthen inspection system. August 11, 6:45.
TEPCO requires, in principle, all employees of the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Stations in Fukushima Prefecture and the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Niigata Prefecture from outside the prefecture to undergo PCR testing I decided. PCR inspection is being introduced by other electric power companies, and there is a growing trend to strengthen the inspection system for nuclear power plants nationwide.
TEPCO is taking measures such as restricting the movement of employees from the Tokyo metropolitan area so that the work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, where decommissioning work is progressing, will not be delayed. In principle, we decided to require all workers to perform PCR tests.
The cost will be borne by TEPCO.
At the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant, where decommissioning has been decided, and at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, where we are aiming to restart operations, we also plan to introduce PCR testing to workers.
In addition, Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd. is already conducting regular inspections in Fukui Prefecture to carry out PCR inspections on workers from outside the prefecture, and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency is also engaged in decommissioning. With the policy of conducting a similar PCR test for "Monju" etc., there is a growing trend nationwide to strengthen the test system for nuclear power plants.