Japan nuclear plant will likely be scrapped — All gov’t experts say it’s on top of active fault

Published: December 10th, 2012 at 9:00 pm ET


Title: Japan may scrap nuclear plant
Source: AFP
Date: December 11, 2012

Geologists said Monday a Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault, indicating that it will probably be scrapped. All five experts tasked by the Nuclear Regulation Authority with investigating the tectonic situation underneath Tsuruga plant in Fukui prefecture said it showed signs of geologically recent movement. Under government guidelines atomic installations cannot be sited on a fault – the meeting place of two or more of the plates that make up the earth’s crust – if it is still classed as active. […]

Shunichi Tanaka, head of the regulatory body, said: “I have the impression that we will never be able to go ahead with a safety review (of Tsuruga) for resumption.”

If the body formally decides that the plant, which houses two reactors on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) coast, is sitting above active faults, it is likely to be decommissioned. […]

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Published: December 10th, 2012 at 9:00 pm ET


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21 comments to Japan nuclear plant will likely be scrapped — All gov’t experts say it’s on top of active fault

  • nedlifromvermont

    Scrap 'em all and send the bill for losses to General Electric … a.k.a. "Ringleader in Chief" for the Nuclear Hoax: "Biggest Management Failure in the History of Capitalism" (Forbes)

    Scrap 'em all and throw the evil nucleocrats into the dumpster at the same time … stupid smart guys …. sheesh!


  • norbu norbu

    Get a clue Japan, your whole country sit's on a active fault. No Nuclear power ant more ever anywhere!


  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Notice the big 'if' in this article:

    "…If the body formally decides that the plant, which houses two reactors on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) coast, is sitting above active faults, it is likely to be decommissioned…."

    In the article I posted this morning, they said that there were going to to another seismic investigation.

    • @anne
      December 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm
      Thanks Anne for patiently nudging people to see the nuclear effect of dams. The giant surges of the dams of the world with their positive feedback PID nuclear effects delivered one more deadly blow near Indonesia at Banda Sea as predicted by a deep focus earthquake at Izu Islands, 36 hours earlier:
      4.3 2012/12/09 03:09:50 29.234 139.355 389.8 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
      7.1 2012/12/10 16:53:09 -6.540 129.815 159.3 BANDA SEA
      We only have the words of those who dismiss my thesis scientific on the earthquakes and climate change caused by dams of the world.
      If only they heeded and acted to accept holistic public interest science instead of witchcraft and magic!

  • Shammalammadingdong

    It's really interesting to go back and look at comments from Gorbechev on nuclear power.

    He's said more than once it wasn't the Cold War that destroyed the Soviet Union, it was the cost of Chernobyl.

    All that history, all that control…an entire nation fragmented by ONE plant going south.

    How many they have in Japan that went south? Japan was DOA on 3-11.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    What is the cost of 1 million casualties in a nuclear war?

    What is the cost of 1 million casualties who then produce 2 million casualties in the next generation, which then produces 4 million casualties in the next generation, and so on, forever?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Reactors blow up and melt even without an earthquake ..Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Sunnyvale CA, all melted and spewed without the help of a quake. So they must all be scrapped, worldwide. The concept of using this technology has failed.

  • @norbu
    December 11, 2012 at 12:02 am
    Thanks norbu for the link. Have you an updated reference till today?
    One of the most well known should be Chernobyl excursion which caused the catastrophe which is tragically sadly still ongoing.The Big Picture came very near mentioning it AS A CRITICALITY EVENT.

  • Weeping Lulu Weeping Lulu

    Now, if they will give the ugly details on how they plan on decommissioning these monster's, without killing off the rest of the planet that the first round didn't do?! The most annoying thing that bugs me is the papers report quotes from the japan tepco government about, "cleaning up the problem, solving and making everything good" but, the reality is it will only get worse before a little better. God willing we will all be ok and still here during this process. Tepco puppets talk like nothing has ever happened when they can't even find the blobs of crap these monster's sh*tted out, that are sitting in the bottom of who knows where. What a lie I don't believe it, Im just wondering has NASA or any intelligent government left willing to talk, have tried to use a high powered infared scope to find the hot blobs of corium that supposedly went away on vacation to the ocean's bottom?

  • @Weeping Lulu
    December 11, 2012 at 5:16 am
    Ah! Regarding recriticality how many times have the enenewsers not mentioned Fukushima catastrophe ongoing and the recriticalities!
    Radiation from Fuku is going to increase and increase, even 100000 years later when Neptuniuma takes over with Np237 being the dominant irradiator…

  • Sol Man

    Radionuclides will be around longer than the human experience on earth.

  • Sickputer

    Yes, cockroaches and other insects will inherit the earth. The cockroach predates the dinosaur by 70 million years, has been known to live a month minus its head, and can survive a 10,000 rad burst of radiation.

    They may not drive Lincoln Navigators and drink glacier water, but they will survive the Dr. Frankenstein monster machines. Humans are but a few seconds on the evolutionary time frame. We have burned the nuclear candle oh so brightly at both ends. Time to die.