Japanese nuclear power plant constructs 3/11 memorial museum to celebrate ‘Nuclear Safety Culture Day’ with local residents

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In the first year after the March 11th disaster, the Shimane Nuclear Power Plant has worked hard to ensure local residents that nuclear safety is the top priority at the plant.  Months after the March disaster, workers at the Shimane Nuclear Power Plant submitted an updated pledge of allegiance to upholding the standards of nuclear safety to METI in June of 2011, and pledged to view June 3rd as ‘Nuclear Safety Culture Day’.

The event is orchestrated and carried out by the utility, and is full of pomp and fuss. Workers gather and publically chant in unison, in order to ensure the attending local citizens of their abilities by loudly reaffirming their “vows to safety and quality.”

To assist the local message to be more well-received the workers constructed the Shimane Nuclear Museum to “pledge and vow to each other, and to also immortalize the “trust and recovery” that the nuclear plant is seen as bringing to the area.

On a cliff which allows attendees to behold the wonders of the local scenery, the nuclear power plant constructed a special commemorative bell which is to be rung by workers as another reinforcement of their vows.

Local schoolchildren and teachers are told that the workers shall not forget the March 11th disaster, and that they can once again enjoy “peace of mind” as all of the workers vowed anew to uphold the highest priority safety standards.

6月3日「原子力安全文化の日」行事を開催

昨年の島根原子力発電所点検不備問題の反省と教訓を決して風化させることなく,原子力安全文化の大切さを全社員および関係会社・協力会社で再認識するために,最終報告書を経済産業大臣へ提出した6月3日を「原子力安全文化の日」と定めました。
今年度の「原子力安全文化の日」では,安全と品質の確保を最優先に業務の確実な遂行を誓うとともに,地域に開かれた原子力発電所を目指すという当社の決意を目に見える形で示すために,島根原子力館前庭に「誓いの鐘」を設置し,社長・副社長をはじめ,協力会社の方々の出席のもとで除幕式を行いました。
また,発電所事務所ロビーにも「誓いの鐘」を,島根原子力館内には「風化防止展示コーナー」を設置しました。
除幕式後,スローガン『みんなで歩んだこの1年,「忘れず」「継続」「信頼回復」』を唱和し,全員が安全を最優先として地元の皆さまに安心していただける発電所を目指すことをあらためて誓いました。

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