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Report on FY2010 "Implementation Status of Measures to Prevent Recurrence of Improper Water Intakes at Shinanogawa Power Plant"

East Japan Railway Company

May 27, 2011

East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which operates the Shinanogawa Power Plant, a hydroelectric power plant, received authorization for special-purpose river water rights under Article 23 of the River Law on June 9, 2010. (Shinanogawa Power Plant is a collective name for the Senju, Ojiya and Shin-Ojiya power plants located in Ojiya and Tokamachi cities, Niigata Prefecture.) The water usage regulations attached to this authorization stipulate that each fiscal year, JR East must report the implementation status of its recurrence prevention measures as well as report results of voluntary inspections of reported water intake volume values.

This is to report that in keeping with these water usage regulations, JR East today (May 27) reported its FY2010 "Implementation Status of Measures to Prevent Recurrence of Improper Water Intakes at Shinanogawa Power Plant" and "Results of Voluntary Inspections of Reported Water Intake Measurements, Etc." to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Hokuriku Regional Development Bureau.

Report content

The content of our today’s report to the chief of the Hokuriku Regional Development Bureau is as follows.

Implementation Status of Measures to Prevent Recurrence of Improper Water Intakes at Shinanogawa Power Plant

Regarding the implementation status of recurrence prevention measures, specific measures were listed that relate to:

I. Awareness measures
II. Improvement in organizations and systems
III. Fostering a highly transparent workplace environment

We reported the implementation status of the above in FY2010 as well as our policies for initiatives in FY2011.

Results of Voluntary Inspections of Reported Water Intake Measurements, etc.

We reported the results of voluntary inspections of reported water intake measurements, etc. and our determination that the reported values were proper.

We will steadily continue to take these countermeasures.

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