13:35 4 October 2013
Regulators order TEPCO to improve radioactive water management
TOKYO, Oct. 4, Kyodo
Nuclear regulators on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to improve the management of a massive amount of radioactive water at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex by such means as employing more workers.
Summoning TEPCO President Naomi Hirose following some recent leak incidents at the Fukushima plant, Katsuhiko Ikeda, the head of the NRA secretariat, criticized the utility for "rudimentary mistakes" that had resulted in the trouble and said its field management ability was "significantly deteriorating."
"I want you to implement on-site management appropriately even if it requires bringing a workforce from TEPCO's other nuclear power plants," Ikeda told Hirose.
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