Tuesday the Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, said that he has instructed TEPCO to develop a roadmap to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Wednesday Masataka Shimizu, president of TEPCO, said that the firm is in the final stages of developing a roadmap, and that TEPCO hopes to make its plans public soon. Shimuzu said that TEPCO's main obligation is to get the plant under control. He also said that the reactors in Units 1 through 4 must be scrapped, implying that Units 5 and 6 are salvageable.
Wednesday the area experienced a magnitide 6.3 earthquake. Although workers were temporarily evacuated, off-site power to the plant was not affected and the plant suffered no damage.