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Faulty Planning: Second Japanese Nuclear Plant Could Be Closed Due To Placement On Fault LineEarlier 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.Read on...
Shut it Down: Japanese Nuclear Reactor On Top Of Active Seismic Fault Will Not Be RestartedLike most of Japan's nuclear power generators, the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture has been shut down in the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in 2011. It looks like Tsuruga will never get the new lease on life some were hoping to see for it, though, as recent geological research suggests that the seismic fault the plant sits atop is an active one. That likely means that the two reactors on the site, rather than being restarted, will instead have to be scrapped.Read on...