Gov’t: “Almost impossible” to restart Japan nuclear plant — Tsuruga reactor will ’tilt’ if fault moves — Chances “virtually nil” -Kyodo

Published: April 26th, 2012 at 10:59 pm ET
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Title: Restart of Tsuruga nuclear reactors ‘almost impossible’: safety commission chief
Source: Kyodo
Date: April 27, 2012

Restart of Tsuruga nuclear reactors ‘almost impossible’: safety commission chief

The chances of Japan Atomic Power Co. resuming operations at its Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture are virtually nil now that an active fault is suspected to run directly beneath one of its reactors, the head of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Thursday.

If the fault is confirmed to be active, Japan Atomic Power would be prevented from restarting the plant’s two reactors unless it can prove their safety, Haruki Madarame told reporters.

“But such proof is almost impossible,” he added. [...]

“Needless to say,” a reactor built on the outcrop of an active fault tilts when the fault moves, Madarame said. [...]

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8 comments to Gov’t: “Almost impossible” to restart Japan nuclear plant — Tsuruga reactor will ’tilt’ if fault moves — Chances “virtually nil” -Kyodo

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All of them …all the radiation plants aren't fit. Daiichi can't even be decommissioned. Time to move on from this sick technology.


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  • patb2009

    all they need is an unsigned, undated memo from someone recently dead certifying it's safe


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  • snowwy snowwy

    none of us need to be geologists to know that every bit of ground can and probably will move in the near future in Japan… most of Japan is either fault line, subsiding or volcanic. stop gambling with people's life.


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  • markww markww

    Seems that the people here in the story are again at odds saying things can not happen. Just look at Fukushima again people were at odds some said prepare for earthquakes because we know there will 10.0 earth shakes. The planet has cracks that shift so this plant needs to be totally shut down due to active DANGEROUS FAULT LINES. Who ever built and did not look at plans and earthquake lines Let plants be built.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It's a diversion tactic focusing on "one plant" and using the word "almost". Truth is, Japan doesn't have a second chance. They must decommission all 54 plants if they want a future. And that goes for every other country.


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    The real story, May 2, 2011, Tsuruga had a core meltdown as a result of damage from the 311 Tohoku Quake. This story is fluffy distraction crap by the MSM.


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