On November 20, 2016, Ishikawa prefecture, Shika-machi, and other organizations conducted a nuclear disaster prevention training program, including evacuation training for local residents. Hokuriku Electric Power Company took part in this training to confirm the division of roles and coordination with the government and the local public authorities, and carried out various skill improvement drills for responding to disasters.
In addition, we continuously conduct safety improvement training at Shika Nuclear Power Station with the aim of maintaining and improving our ability to respond quickly and accurately. We also consistently work to reinforce various pieces of equipment, based on our belief that ultimately, it is people who assume the prime responsibility for operating devices and equipment, to prepare for unexpected situations including natural disasters such as earthquakes or tsunamis.
Notifications when an emergency situation occurs, situation reports of accidents, and confirmations of response measures.
A water discharge exercise with the water injection vehicle for high places, which is used when water injection or a spray using the permanent piping cannot be used on the spent fuel storage pool.
In August of 2016, five electric power companies (Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Hokuriku) decided to mutually cooperate to further strengthen their measures to prevent harm from spreading in the event of a nuclear hazard, as well as to further improve the restoration measures.
In March of 2017, the Tokyo, Chubu, and Hokuriku electric power companies, all of which currently operate boiling water reactors (BWR) ̶specifically, advanced boiling water reactors (ABWR) ̶ decided to cooperate technologically, taking advantage of the fact that all three companies operate the same type of reactors, with the aim of improving operator skills, sharing related knowledge, etc. The three companies also decided to mutually cooperate for improved safety, taking advantage of their geographical proximity.
We have formed the Nuclear Safety Reliability Conference (Chairman: Hiroto Ishida, Honorary President of Kanazawa Gakuin University), an organization designed to gather multilateral opinions and comments from external knowledgeable persons on the overall measures related primarily to the operation and management of Shika Nuclear Power Station.
At the twelfth meeting, held in May of 2017, we explained about the status of the review on conformity to the new regulatory requirements regarding the fault lines at the site of Shika Nuclear Power Station, and our actions following the influx of rainwater, and listened to attendees' opinions.
We plan to hold these meetings regularly, to consistently hear views and opinions to further improve safety.
We work on company-wide efforts, using every opportunity to carefully and thoroughly inform the people in our local communities about the safety of Shika Nuclear Power Station in an easy-to-understand manner, in order to gain their understanding and provide a sense of relief.
Plant tours of Shika Nuclear Power Station (tours organized for applications and for various organizations): 322
Briefing sessions for residents' associations, women's groups, labor organizations, etc.: 610
Visits paid for dialogue activities (local governments, economic organizations, etc.): About 2,200 people in total