Japan created a new law concerning disaster prevention for the nation and nuclear power operators in 2000. The law clarifies the duty of nuclear power plant operators (i.e. electric power companies) to promptly notify the authorities of a nuclear power accident. It also increased the responsibilities of electric power companies with regard to the transport of nuclear fuel materials. Electric power companies expect NFT to carry out this notification duty and respond to emergencies with regard to transportation matters soon after an accident, as NFT is in the best position to accurately describe transport-related incidents.
In response to these demands, NFT has streamlined a special emergency response office with transport operation center functions and developed a ship navigation system and radiation monitoring system. The Company is making every effort to manage transport safety through risk management to minimize the probability of a risk occurring that would cause an emergency situation.