Mother Nature Reminds Tokyo of Fukushima’s Ongoing Vulnerability

 

Mother Nature Reminds Tokyo of Fukushima’s Ongoing Vulnerability

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 03:55 PM PDT

On 11 March 2001 Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) six reactor Fukushima Daiichi complex was effectively destroyed by an earthquake, which produced a tsunami that swamped the facility.Fifteen months later, it seems that Tokyo has learned little from the experience. On 16 June the Japanese government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda approved the restart of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant (NPP), with the Prime Minister saying, “Having won local consent, reactivating the Nos. 3 and 4…Read more…

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 03:55 PM PDT

On 11 March 2001 Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) six reactor Fukushima Daiichi complex was effectively destroyed by an earthquake, which produced a tsunami that swamped the facility.Fifteen months later, it seems that Tokyo has learned little from the experience. On 16 June the Japanese government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda approved the restart of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant (NPP), with the Prime Minister saying, “Having won local consent, reactivating the Nos. 3 and 4…Read more…

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