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Kunihiko Shimazaki

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    Faulty Planning: Second Japanese Nuclear Plant Could Be Closed Due To Placement On Fault Line

    Earlier this week, we brought you the news that Japan's shut down Tsuruga nuclear plant would likely be shuttered indefinitely, after it was found to lie on an active fault line. Today, it looks like Tsuruga won't be alone in shutting its doors, as inspectors from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) suggested that the Higashidori nuclear plant may also be situated on an active fault. Pending further inspections next week, the plant may be unable to secure a go-ahead from the country's new nuclear watchdog, making it the second plant likely to be closed down by stricter safety regulations on plant placement.

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