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VanLuke
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posted 24 March 2006 10:54 AM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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A court has ordered Japan's newest nuclear reactor to be shut down over fears about its safety in the event of an earthquake. .. The local residents ... claimed they would be in constant danger of major accidents because it is near a fault line, where government experts say a major quake with a magnitude of 7.6 could strike.

There are 55 nuclear reactors in operation in Japan and most of them lie in potential earthquake zones.

If the Kanazawa ruling is upheld by the high court, that would place enormous pressure on the authorities to close down other reactors as most designs in Japan are similar and the Kanazawa plant is the most modern and therefore, in theory, the safest, says the BBC correspondent in Tokyo, Jonathan Head. ... The government says it wants to build an additional 11 nuclear plants.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4839970.stm

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The industry's reputation for shaky safety has resulted in popular opposition to the power plants - opinion polls show half the public believe the number of nuclear facilities should be reduced.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3548192.stm


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