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TEPCO Apologizes to Niigata Governor over N-Plant Security Flaws

TEPCO Apologizes to Niigata Governor over N-Plant Security Flaws

   Niigata, March 25 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501> President Tomoaki Kobayakawa on Thursday offered an apology to Niigata Governor Hideyo Hanazumi over a series of security flaws at TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in the central Japan prefecture.
   "I sincerely apologize for causing great concern," Kobayakawa told Hanazumi at the prefectural government office.
   The power company "will make all-out efforts to identify the cause (of the flaws) and advance drastic reforms," Kobayakawa said.
   Hanazumi expressed his dissatisfaction with TEPCO, saying that the security flaws, including insufficient measures to protect the facility against possible terror attacks, "seriously damaged Niigata residents' trust in TEPCO."
   "Having heard your words of apology, I now want you to demonstrate what you said by action and achievements," the governor said.

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